Racist, Homophobic AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Also Thinks Torture Is...

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama (R), Trumps pick to be Attorney General, cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee today with a vote of 11 to 9. The nomination now moves to the Senate floor where he is expected to be approved by the Republican Majority Senate.

Sen. Sessions had met much opposition to his nomination due to his poor record on civil rights issues over his long career as a Federal prosecutor in Alabama, the Alabama Attorney General, and as a United States Senator from Alabama. A fellow U.S. Senator, Corey Booker of New York (D), actually testified against Sen. Sessions in an unprecedented move. Never has a sitting U.S. Senator testified against another Senator’s appointment to a cabinet post. Sen. Booker exposed many truths about Sen. Sessions, and his many votes in the U.S. Senate that document his values.

Booker testimony from C-Span:

Sen. Sessions already has shown a disdain for cannabis, stating recently in a Congressional hearing, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” He has also commented in his past that he believed members of the Ku Klux Klan “were OK until I found out they smoked pot.”