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@RepJohnLewis @CoryBooker @CedricRichmond to Testify Against @SenatorSessions for AG

@RepJohnLewis @CoryBooker @CedricRichmond to Testify Against @SenatorSessions for AG

A noteworthy third panel was added late Monday to the confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General. 

Tomorrow morning at what is certain to be a confirmation hearing to remember, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will testify against his Senate colleague, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), at his nomination hearing. Booker’s move is a big one that is likely historic. It is unprecedented for a sitting member of the Senate to testify against a fellow colleague at their confirmation hearing.

In addition to Booker’s testimony, civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) was also added to the witness list along with Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA).

 

On the day Sessions was nominated, Booker released a blistering statement questioning the nomination. Now the junior Senator from New Jersey has taken it a step further.

Today, Rev. William Barber, the President of the North Carolina NAACP, led a diverse group of clergy on Capitol Hill in a march to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and to the offices of other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The Sessions confirmation hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building.