Archive Video: Jeff Sessions 1986 Confirmation Hearing

Donald Trump offered the Alabama senator the position of attorney general in his new administration
1:17 | 11/18/16

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Transcript for Archive Video: Jeff Sessions 1986 Confirmation Hearing
Q. If you are asked to reject not to Jeff Sessions it's stating before you today. I am not to Jeff Sessions mind attracted to attract Korea I am not a racist I am not insensitive to blacks I supported. Civil rights activity in my state. I have done my job with integrity. Do you feel like you can amend injustice to all people. The goddess of race creed color religion National Guard general whatnot if you come John jagged stitches yet yes I do. The vast amount bill. Testimony presented to the committee in these hearings by the nominee himself. And other credible witnesses. Has revealed racial insensitivity in the part of this nominee. And lack of commitment to equal justice under the law which in my view disqualifies him from holding important position of a federal judge. Having listened to mr. sessions and mr. Gerald Hebert testimony during the entire first confirmation hearing. I concluded that mr. sessions would not be approved by this committee. And accordingly no I advise publicly that this nomination should be withdrawn.

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