Booker breaks with precedent to testify against Sessions – and earns Republican rebuke - News Summed Up

Booker breaks with precedent to testify against Sessions – and earns Republican rebuke


Democratic Sen. Cory Booker cast aside long-standing precedent Wednesday and testified against a sitting Senate colleague, as he urged the chamber not to confirm Jeff Sessions for attorney general – a move that earned him a rebuke from Republicans. Testifying during the second day of Sessions’ confirmation hearing, Booker charged that his colleague is incapable of fulfilling the responsibilities of the office of attorney general. “Senator Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job [of attorney general] -- to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens,” Booker said. South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the only other black member of the Senate, gently chided Booker for his appearance Wednesday. “I have always respected Senator Booker as a colleague.


Source: Fox News January 11, 2017 20:54 UTC


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