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Cory Booker on why he’s testifying against Jeff Sessions

January 11, 2017 3:30 PM
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Cory Booker on why he’s testifying against Jeff Sessions

Later Wednesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will become the first sitting senator to testify against a fellow senator’s nomination for a Cabinet post, when he makes the case against confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general. On Tuesday evening, he told The Washington Post how he came to make the decision, which was swiftly criticized by Republicans as a way to grab the spotlight.

So many of the issues that have been driving me since I was a city councilperson in Newark deal in areas of justice, equal opportunity, civil rights, LGBT rights. So many have to deal with this issue. I’m grateful for the senators that were able to ask thorough questions, but this is one of those ti...

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