A good ‘get’ for Cory Booker for a possible 2020 Presidential run….
Unless Sen Sessions REALLY screws up?
Even with his race, immigration, women and LGBT views in the pass , he is expected to be confirmed since the Republicans have 2 Senators over the 50 needed , with Pence , if need be to get a confirmation ….
But Democrats WILL get their pound of political flesh though….
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will testify against his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions during Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for President-Elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick.
Booker said Monday night he does not “take the decision lightly” to speak against a fellow senator, but he believes Alabama Republican’s positions on myriad of issues are “deeply troubling.”
“Senator Sessions’ decades-long record is concerning in a number of ways,” said Booker. “The Attorney General is responsible for ensuring the fair administration of justice, and based on his record, I lack confidence that Senator Sessions can honor this duty.”
It appears Booker will be the first sitting senator to testify against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.
The New Jersey Democrat, who is black, explained the unprecedented step by pointing to Sessions’ opposition to a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that Booker has been involved with since joining the Senate, as well as his views on reforming drug policy, his opposition to comprehensive immigration reform and his “failure to defend” minority groups, women and LGBT Americans….
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