Published: Sun, January 15, 2017
National | By Traci Kelley

Civil rights advocates avoid calling Sessions 'racist'

Civil rights advocates avoid calling Sessions 'racist'

He pledged "fairness, impartiality and equal justice".

He apologized for the oversight, but it, combined with the panel scheduling the legislators' testimony at the very end of the session and requiring that statements be kept to seven minutes, prompted an angry comment from the third member of Congress to testify at the hearing. Sessions told Patrick Leahy of Vermont that he believes grabbing a woman's genitals without her consent is sexual assault and told Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT that he would consider appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate presidential conflicts of interest if the circumstances warranted.

As CNN notes, those old allegations are likely to dog Sessions as he goes into his confirmation hearings Tuesday, and an endorsement from Rice could help him gain the support he needs from the Senate. "I can assure you this is how I will approach it".

Franken's announcement comes a day after Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerLawmakers condemn Trump for attack on John Lewis Armstrong Williams op-ed: "Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real race problem Schumer to vote against Sessions MORE (D-N.Y.) said he opposes Sessions as the nation's top law enforcement official".

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And then he will have to keep his promises. "While Senator Tillis uses his position on the Senate Judiciary Committee to fight for bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform and compensation for eugenics victims, Barber uses the microphone the media gives him to widen the partisan divide in North Carolina".

Peter Kirsanow, commissioner of the nonpartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: "Senator Sessions' approach to civil rights is consistent, legally sound, intellectually honest, and [he] has an appreciation and understanding of the historical bases for civil rights laws". Hate Crimes Prevention Act - which he would be responsible for enforcing as the head of the Justice Department.

Booker also argued that Sessions has not recognized and would therefore not lead the "urgently needed change" in the criminal justice system, at a time when the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has spoken out about the need to address implicit bias in policing, and the last two attorney generals have worked to to address "systemic abuses in police departments". "The attorney general is expected to be a champion of justice for all people". Janet Reno served as President Bill Clinton's attorney general for eight years. Grassley is right. However, whether due to petty partisan politics, or attempts at personal political profit, there are still some who seek to derail Sessions' confirmation. As the CEO of a private company, Trump is accustomed to quick responses to his orders.

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