Jeff Sessions says he is not a racistBy Norman Carr Jan 11, 2017
The hearing was due to be an interesting one, given Sessions' controversial reputation among civil rights groups.
Sessions has been accused of blocking several Black judges. In his opening statement, Sessions said he looked into the voter fraud case because African American leaders in the community asked him to. "I know that was wrong", Sessions said. "I've never had a negative interaction with him anyway". The city is now working with the Justice Department through a consent decree. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Sessions said during the hearing Tuesday.
However, he added, "It is the law of the land. It is been so established and settled for quite a long time, and deserves respect and I would respect it and follow it".
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Judiciary Committee chairman, called Sessions "a man of honor and integrity".
Smith said he believes even family members of those who have been prosecuted by Sessions would say he gives people "a fair shake and equal justice under the law". Sessions also said that he had done "no research" into claims Russian Federation interfered with the presidential election in order to help Trump win, as high-level intelligence officials have concluded. One held a sign that said "Support Civil Rights - Stop Sessions" and others shouted "No Trump, no KKK!"
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That many losing access to health care would be a catastrophe and would translate into 22,000 (preventable) deaths a year. Paul said he spoke with Trump for approximately 15 minutes Friday and the two agreed on the need for replacement.
Speaking about establishing a registry for Muslims in the United States Sessions said that it raises serious issues given the U.S. constitution protects religious freedom.
He also advised Mr Trump on choosing IN governor Mike Pence as vice president, a man who has consistently fought to reduce women's reproductive rights IN his home state.
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Session went on to reinforce the congressional ban on waterboarding and said he would not prohibit Muslims from entering the US.
Sessions, she argued, has had to endure 'very painful attacks on his character, ' thanks to this nomination.
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