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Durbin Acknowledges Sessions’ Work has Spared African-Americans Thousands of Years in Prison

On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general in the Trump administration.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) pointed out how he worked with Sessions on the Fair Sentencing Act.

“Inmates, overwhelmingly African-American, were spared thousands of prison years because of our joint effort to end this injustice,” Durbin said of Sessions work.