Two Decades After His Rejection from Federal Bench for Racial Bias, Sen. Jeff Sessions Leads GOP Opposition to Sotomayor
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is leading the charge against Sotomayor becoming the nation's first Latina Supreme Court justice. Twenty-three years ago, the Senate rejected Sessions' confirmation to the federal bench, in part because he called the NAACP and the ACLU "Un-American" and "Communist-inspired." Ref. Source 5
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I don't know whether Mr. Sessions is racist or not. But no matter what his past, he is right in opposing Ms. Sotomayor's nomination.
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I can believe that he has some racial bias but I am believing also that she should not be on the Supreme Court bench.
Did you see the protestors that were interrupting Sessions when he started to give his statement after introducing his family? Do those protestors get paid by the opposition knowing that they will be arrested? This was well planned because one protestor would get up and start shouting then when the police took them out another would start shouting. It did throw Sessions off a bit.
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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump's controversial nominee for attorney general, was narrowly confirmed by the Senate
The Senate voted 52-47 Wednesday night to confirm Sessions as the 84th attorney general of the United States. Senate Democrats had spoken around the clock for two days, trying to block Sessions' confirmation. Ref. USAToday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat in Washington whose interactions with former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn led to Flynn's firing, according to the Justice Department.
Sessions did not mention either meeting during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. A Justice official said Sessions didn't mislead senators during his confirmation.
Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia's top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington, according to current and former senior US government officials.
Sessions met with Kislyak twice, in July on the sidelines of the Republican convention, and in September in his office when Sessions was a member of the Senate Armed Services committee. Sessions was an early Trump backer and regular surrogate for him as a candidate. Ref. CNN.
When it comes to the Trump administration there is always some Russian connection involved. Sessions said he had no involvement with the Russians during the campaign, he even went as far as saying he did not talk to any Russians and yet met with the ambassador. He is being called on to recluse himself and he ought to. One cabinet member resigned over this Russian connection it might happen to Sessions as well.
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We break from Jeff Sessions to share wisdom from past times:
Today is: 4th June (GMT), in history on the 4th of June, 1958 AD the following death happened:
M Lichnowsky: Writer, dies at 79