Reince Priebus Dismisses Controversy Over Sessions: 'He Will Be Confirmed'

"He will be confirmed and he deserves it," Priebus said.

The NAACP released a statement calling Sessions' nomination "deeply troubling."

"Based on the disdain for our nation’s civil rights laws that Senator Sessions has consistently demonstrated throughout his career, his fitness to be the chief protector and enforcer of them falls into dire question," the statement said. Sessions denies the allegations to this day.

"This is something that happened that 30 years ago," Priebus said. "This is something that I think is very political, very unfair, and I would hate to be judged -- and I think you would, and everyone out there -- to be judged over a phrasing of one single thing that I’ve said."

"Bringing people in that were once rivals, saying, 'Let's lead together. Let's talk about the future of our country.' They did talk about opportunities for Governor Romney."

Priebus wouldn't rule out the possibility of Romney serving in a Trump administration, telling ABC's Martha Raddatz "anything is possible" when asked how likely it is the former Republican presidential candidate could be nominated for secretary of state.