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Senate decorum just went out the window at a Judiciary Committee hearing

02 February 2017, 12:38 | Ella Tate

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Mr. Trump nominated Sessions for the position in November. Dianne Feinstein noted. "He was the first senator to endorse [Trump]". Jeff Sessions' (R., Ala.) nomination to be the next attorney general. It took the courage of Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus, who stood up to President Nixon. "That statement said what an independent attorney general should do".

Feinstein read from a Washington Post article that touted Sessions' deep influence in Trump's new administration - including highlights of the Alabama senator's loyalists working on policy.

Tempers flared in the usually decorous Senate as the Judiciary Committee weighed a vote on attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. Leahy plans to vote against Sessions. Sen.

Regardless of who ultimately heads the Department of Justice, the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department will continue the important work of accountability reform in our police department under the Consent Decree and of strengthening the relationship between the community and police. Sessions asks Yates whether she, as deputy attorney general, would challenge the president on executing "unlawful" views. "His accusation that she betrayed the Department of Justice is risky". Also, the president said that his order is not a 'Muslim ban'. He said he would abide by Supreme Court decisions on abortion rights and legalized same-sex marriage, although he opposes both.

In addition to protests outside Feinstein's home, about 50 lawyers showed up at her San Francisco office on Monday, urging her to vote "no" on Sessions.


On the hearing's second day, several civil rights leaders spoke against Sessions, and Sen.

The ACLU is not happy about Sessions, and have detailed his long history of voting against civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive rights. Republicans have supported their colleague, arguing that he will follow the law and maintain traditional independence from President Donald Trump.

At issue was Franken's line of questioning at Sessions' confirmation hearing in early January. "The Senate can not meaningfully carry out its constitutional obligation, under Article II of the Constitution, to exercise "advice and consent" on the nomination without Senator Sessions providing the Committee with his views on the president's actions and proposals since his inauguration".

Franken, who has already announced he is voting against Sessions, was angry with the way Sen.



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