Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley chose the state’s attorney general, Luther Strange, to succeed Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. Sessions was confirmed Wednesday to be the next attorney general. “Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people,” Bentley said in a statement. Strange, 63, had asked an Alabama House committee to investigative Bentley over allegations that he had an affair with an adviser. Bentley, who denies the allegations, will be tasked with appointing a new state attorney general.