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Sen Cory Booker to confront Sen Session on AG confirmation…

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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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Democrats go after Trump pick for AG Sen. Jeff Sessions….

The Democrats are HEAVY on Donald Trump’s  Jeff Session’s pick to be the US Atty General with Good Reason….

The guy has some REAL BAD history on Race and Immigration….

His views denied him a spot back in the day in the Reagan Admin…..

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In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, castigated a subset of Latino immigrants as useless to American society.

The speech Sessions gave, which came during the debate over immigration reform during President George W. Bush’s second term, was broad in its overview and assessment of different ethnic groups immigrating to the United States. But when he addressed those coming from the Dominican Republic specifically, the Alabama Republican was blunt, insisting that a massive chunk of that population had sham marriages to get legal status in the United States. And then he got even more blunt.

“Fundamentally, almost no one coming from the Dominican Republic to the United States is coming because they have a skill that would benefit us and that would indicate their likely success in our society,” Sessions said at the time. “They come in because some other family member of a qualified relation is here as a citizen or even a green card holder. That is how they get to come. They are creating a false document to show these are relatives or their spouses and they are married when it is not so.”

A vocal early supporter of Trump, Sessions was a logical candidate for a top position in the incoming administration. But his past statements on civil rights and race ensured his nomination would be contentious. Thirty years ago, Sessions was denied confirmation for a federal judgeship after the Senate Judiciary Committee objected to racist remarks he had made calling the NAACP and ACLU “un-American” and expressing sympathy for the KKK….

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Republicans on face value have the votes to be confirmed due to the Democrats changing the rules from a 60 vote majority to a simple 51 vote….But he WILL challanged on his past views by those Democrats in the Senate that must approve his vote to go to the whole Senate for a vote…

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