Tuesday was the final day of confirmation hearings for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States.
In her closing statement, California Senator Dianne Feinstein ripped into her Senate colleague, letting him and the alleged president who nominated him know exactly how she felt about both of them:
“We’re being asked to vote on a nominee that will have to stand up to a president who is clearly willing to ignore the law and even issue orders that are in violation of the Constitution.”
While she was it it, Senator Feinstein also pointed out the following about Sessions:
- “He clearly left open the possibility that he would enforce laws that would punish women” who have abortions.
- He supports the current ban on refugees from seven majority Muslim nations.
- He is a proponent of indefinite detention and torture for terror suspects.
Finally, Feinstein brought up the firing of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates by Trump on Monday evening, and she concluded:
“(Yates’) statement took a steel spine, to stand up and say no. It took the courage of Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus, who stood up to President Nixon. That is what an attorney general must be willing and able to do. With this in mind, I must vote no.”
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is not fit to judge a tobacco spitting contest, let alone be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. He should be overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate. He may not be, but he damn well deserves to be.
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