Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced he will oppose the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to Attorney General, based on his civil right record. Booker told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, “[Jeff Sessions] has a posture and a positioning that I think represent a real danger to our country.”
Booker is even going further than that this week. He will testify against Sessions at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
What a difference a year makes.
In February 2016, the United States Congress held a ceremony honoring 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers with the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony.
Senator Booker and Senator Sessions co-sponsored the legislation that awarded the 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers the Congressional Gold Medal.
During the ceremony, Booker said of Sessions: ” I am humbled to be able to participate here and pay tribute to some of the extraordinary Americans whose footsteps paved the way for me and my generation. I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Senator Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award.”
“This award is one of the highest civilian honors our nation can bestow, and it is clearly fitting to give this tribute to the courageous foot soldiers,” Booker went on to say of the award itself.
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