Four key observations from Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing
Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. Attorney General. "Senator Sessions' record reveals a consistent disregard for civil and human rights of vulnerable populations, including African-Americans, Latinos, women, Muslims, immigrants, the disabled, the LGBT community and others". Sessions returned to Alabama, became the state's attorney general, and a few years later won election to the U.S. Senate, where he's been ever since. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General of the United States.
If confirmed, Senator Sessions will be required to pursue justice for women, but his record indicates that he won't.
If one is to be attorney general, they must be willing to continue the hallowed tradition in our country of fighting for justice for all, for equal justice, for civil rights.
On Tuesday, more than 30 years after Sessions suffered his first defeat before the Senate, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was again on the hot seat, fending off accusations that he'd once held ― and even now maintained ― antipathy toward people of color.
On that same day lawmakers will hear from witnesses who support and oppose the Alabama U.S. Senator.
"This was very improper language", Sessions said in an interview with the Weekly Standard, a conservative publication.
In his testimony, Brooks called some of Sessions' ideas "xenophobic" and made it clear that he is troubled by his record on voting rights.
Later in his opening remarks, Sessions spoke of the importance of the Constitution, stating, "The Justice Department must remain ever faithful to the Constitution's promise that our government is one of laws, not of men".
The arc of US history is on full display as the peaceful transition of power takes place from the administration of President Barack Obama to that of incoming President-elect Donald Trump. Sessions needs 51 votes in the Senate to be approved, and no Republican Senators have said publicly that they will vote against him. "You know what I believe in", Sessions said.
Bernard Simelton, NAACP Alabama conference president, said he felt the arrest - which he described Wednesday as "scary" - was warranted because of the message the NAACP was attempting to convey in opposing Sen.
While Sessions's record on civil rights is murky, it seems unusual that Booker would partner with someone he considered personally distasteful, to honor leaders in a fight he now claims Sessions not only does not value, but diametrically opposes.
Sitting senators typically sail through the confirmation process, but other Democrats will likely oppose Sessions' nomination.
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