Why Did Senate Dems Dump Their Star Witness Against Sessions?

Both U.S. senators from SC said Tuesday they will support President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general.

However, Thomas Figures, an assistant US attorney who worked under Sessions as USA attorney in Alabama at the time of the lynching case, said otherwise.

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He added, "My responsibility as a member of the Judiciary Committee is to fairly and thoroughly consider nominations to positions in the Department of Justice, the Attorney General of the United States being the most important. Jeff Sessions voting against everything from the Matthew Sheppard act, speaking out against key ideals like the Voting Rights Act, taking measure to try and block criminal justice reform", Booker said.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) is set to appear Wednesday before the Senate confirmation hearings of U.S. Sen.

"Good people don't smoke marijuana", Sessions said during a Senate hearing in April. Though protestors have interrupted the session to denounce a man intent on taking the country backward, some members of the committee have all but excused his actions that have negatively affected so many communities of color. The site was trending on Twitter.

Sessions, a Republican, was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as attorney general in the president-elect's inaugural administration.

"This country does not punish its political enemies, but this country ensures that no one is above the law", said Sessions.

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As PJM previously reported, Al Sharpton promised a "season of civil disobedience" surrounding the Sessions nomination on a press call with other civil rights activists from organizations including the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza.

Others have focused on Sessions' past record and judgeship confirmation hearing in 1986 where he failed after facing accusations of making racially insensitive comments as a prosecutor, according to media reports.

At the first round of hearings in March 1986, Sessions made a number of damaging admissions.

As she was taken from the room, the woman loudly said, "You're having me arrested?"

Sessions has made indirect bashes at current Attorney General Loretta Lynch, saying a year ago, "I'm not happy about what's happened to my Department of Justice".

Some Senate Democrats have expressed reservations about confirming Sessions, given his hardline stance on immigration and past civil rights record.

President-elect Trump plans to hold a press conference in NY on Wednesday, it will be his first since last July.

The Nation noted that Sessions, when he was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama in 1985, tried and failed to prosecute three innocent black voting rights activists on 29 charges of mail fraud, altering absentee ballots, and conspiracy to vote a couple of times.


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