02 February, 2017
"It is unfortunate to see members of this body impugn a fellow senator with whom we have served for years", Cruz recently said of Franken. They contend Sessions has not demonstrated he will be an impartial and independent actor, as is typical of the attorney general. "So, I'd like to take the opportunity to set the record straight".
"That is what an attorney general must be willing and able to do", said the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, California-Democrat Sen.
A conservative senator and early backer of Mr Trump, Mr Sessions has been dogged by allegations of racism which overshadowed his confirmation hearings. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) civil rights record before he was ultimately confirmed by committee Wednesday morning in a party-line vote.
Yates was sacked after she refused to defend Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
In 2006, Sessions voted in favor of a constitutional amendment protecting marriage.
Simpson says knowing where Senator Sessions stands on issues that impact the civil rights of groups is key to understanding his qualifications for the job.
Trump's Justice Department is likely to operate in sharp contrast to the agency under Obama. "His accusation that she betrayed the Department of Justice is unsafe".
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Late on Monday, Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructed members of the Department of Justice not to defend the President's executive action, an action which instituted a temporary travel restriction on seven terror-prone countries.
Sessions called the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage "beyond breathtaking". She persisted as she was dragged from the room: "But no to racism, no to hate, no to Jeff Sessions, no to the ban on refugees!"
On the hearing's second day, several civil rights leaders spoke against Sessions, and Sen. Not the president's attorney.
The Senate Finance Committee is also expected to advance Trump's nominations of Republican Representative Tom Price to be health secretary, and Steve Mnuchin, a wealthy former financier, to lead the US Treasury.
"We heard from witnesses who have known Sen Sessions personally. for decades".
"Will he support and defend these broad and disruptive executive orders?"