Congressional Black Caucus members grill Jeff Sessions on relationship with minority communities

Sessions was pressed by black lawmakers on his agency's relationship with African American communities -- including criticism of his hiring practices, a report on so-called 'black extremists' groups and his comments about Black Lives Matter.
2:54 | 11/14/17

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In terms of nominating judges to the bench on confirmation tells us that out of all the judges that have been nominated. Op. I think 91%. Have been white males. Does that frosted diversity. I'm not aware of the numbers bond. We should look for quality candidates and I think diversity is. A matter that's as significance while the national bar association. Could recommend and has recommended a number of African American. Another might turn it minority attorneys who are qualified so let me just action if you don't know the answer to these. Just let me know that you get your information but how many African Americans to yet when you see mr. Did not have sings staff members at this time. That's an African American out of all the written are in Alabama operatives but it recommending. And after American judge in. Well we'll with judges before and now we're talking about. This administration know of of all of the US attorneys that have been nominated or confirmed how many have been African American. And one in Alabama. There have recommended. News. And I believe it's he's been confirmed I believe it's only there one out of all loved special agents in charge of FBI bureaus around the country how many other African American. Do not know. Which you get that for me and here's the gist of what I'm saying a lot of people who. Objectively look from the back. Like I do in many people where I live. The question is whether we're going towards. Inclusion and diversity or whether we're going back. You haven't necessarily read the report but you are familiar with the term black identity extremists. Well I think so yes. -- you tell me what that term means to you do you believe that there is a movement and African Americans. That. Identify themselves as black identity extremists and what does that movement. About advancing say the conclusions of. That report but I'm aware. That there are groups that do have an extraordinary commitment to there. Racial identity. And some have transform themselves even into violence activist. Are you aware of why organizations that do this as well. Given the white supremacy as well documented and well researched movements such as the neo Nazis The Who Chris clan accept or are they white identity exchanged. Officers are not aware that. So you should know that there's a lot of concern in the community especially from organizations such as black lives matter by the way would you consider black lives matter. A black identity extremist group. I'm not been able to comment on that I'm not I have not so declared it.

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