Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), in a move unprecedented for a senator, testified against the confirmation of his colleague, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General.
"Sen. Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requirement of the job, to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens," Booker said Wednesday, the second day of hearings. "In fact, numerous times he has demonstrated a hostility towards these convictions and has worked to frustrate attempts to advance the common good.”
He was joined on the witness panel by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA). Other members of the caucus were present in the audience.
Sessions avoided any major mishaps in the first day of hearings, where he fielded questions until well into the evening Tuesday. He spent ample time answering for controversial remarks he's made in the past, as well as for the proposals President-elect Donald Trump put forward on the campaign trail.
A full list of witnesses and a livestream is below. This post will be updated throughout the day with the latest from the hearing.
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