Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

Jeff Sessions in good shape as Senate vote looms for attorney general

A guide to this week's confirmation hearings: Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerman and more Jeff Sessions, new US attorney general, faces rough ride
Roland Mccarthy | 15 January, 2017, 10:38

I was proud to join my colleagues as they raised their voices in the fight for justice.

"We need someone as attorney general who's gonna look out for all of us".

"Those committed to equal justice wonder whether when Senator Sessions calls for law and order, whether it would mean today what it meant in Alabama", Lewis said.

"My differences in policy and ideology with him do not translate to personal malice, " Turner said.

"It's the law of the land and has been settled a long time", Sessions said. On Friday, during a conference call with the national media, civil rights leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton said that Sessions was not qualified to lead an agency that is charged with overseeing the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. All Americans also deserve a strong commitment from our Attorney General, America's top law enforcement official, to act on violence borne out of hatred based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic.

Booker said he isn't convinced, given Sessions' anti-civil rights voting record in the Senate, that he will protect equal rights for gays, women, immigrants and voters.

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After Trump named Sessions as his attorney-general pick, Schumer signaled his fellow senator would face tough questions, but that he would be open to considering him.

And then he will have to keep his promises.

Yet these are the very laws and rights that Sessions rejects.

Two men in white sheets and hoods stood on chairs in the Russell building caucus room seconds after Jeff Sessions entered the room for his confirmation hearing. Jeff Sessions as USA attorney general because he does not believe the Alabama senator will defend the "rights of all Americans" or "serve as an independent check on the incoming administration". Among them: former attorney general Michael Mukasey, former deputy attorney general Larry Thompson and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Louis Freeh. "The attorney general is expected to be a champion of justice for all people".

"Jefferson Beauregard, I'm here for you", one called out in a fake Southern accent, using the attorney general nominee's proper name. Eric Holder was President Barack Obama's AG for six years. Bob Menendez questioned Trump's pick for secretary of state - former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, whom Menendez accused of lobbying hard on Russia's behalf against worldwide sanctions imposed by the U.S. He told Tillerson patriotism must outrank profit. As the CEO of a private company, Trump is accustomed to quick responses to his orders.

Sessions' own testimony was repeatedly interrupted by protestors - some dressed in Ku Klux Klan attire - and, each time, Sessions paused to give security guards time to remove those who made a disturbance.

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