January 10, 2017
Before Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general Jeff Sessions even got a chance to speak, several protesters dressed like members of the Ku Klux Klan made their views known as they shouted down ‘Jefferson Bearegard’ and called the senator a ‘racist.’
In the early moments of the hearing, Sessions sat in the crowd with one of his granddaughters on his knee – four of his 10 grandkids were on hand – as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the committee, brought of the Ku Klux Klan too – but Sessions’ record in going after it.
Grassley talked about how Sessions oversaw the investigation of Klansman Francis Hays ‘for the brutal abduction and murder of a black teenager Michael Donald.’
‘He made sure that case was brought to state court where the defendant was eligible for and received the punishment that he justly deserved: the death penalty,’ Grassley said.
Sessions’ record on civil rights will be front and center in the scheduled two-day hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same committee that voted down a federal district court judge in 1986.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:41 am