Sessions Won't Say Whether He'd Prosecute Trump or His Associates

Violet Powell
January 11, 2017

Under laws passed by Congress, it is "improper and illegal" for the military or "any other of our departments and agencies" to use torture, waterboarding and various other so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques", Sessions said at his nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing on Tuesday was interrupted several times by groups of protesters, some of whom wore Klansman robes.

"You've got the sanctuary cities that refuse to tell homeland security that they've got somebody that's committed a serious crime so they can be deported", Sessions stated on Tuesday.

Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, pressed Sessions on whether he would follow Trump's campaign promise to assign a special prosecutor to investigate former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

"I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague", Booker said, calling Session's record "concerning in a number of ways". Two men dressed as Ku Klux Klan members greeted Sessions before the confirmation began.

The association also wrote that he "has not demonstrated sensitivity to the issue of LGBT rights" and "has opposed criminal justice reform, including bipartisan efforts to reduce sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenses".

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

It was no surprise when Sessions endorsed Trump during the Republican presidential primary.

"The will to enforce all the laws is important, and I'm not sure that he's got the will to enforce the civil rights laws", Gray added. He has consistently attacked justice department investigations into troubling practices in local police departments, which the Obama administration opened in cities such as Ferguson, Missouri. He was alleged to have called the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union "un-American" long ago, which helped result in his rejection for a federal judgeship in 1986.

Sessions confirmed he believed grabbing a woman by the genitals was sexual assault.

Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, it will be the first time a sitting member of the U.S. Senate is set to testify against another member during a confirmation hearing for a Cabinet position.

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