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LDF President and Director Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill speaks with ABC News’ Arlette Saenz during the first day of confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Submits Report to Judiciary Committee in Opposition to Sessions Nomination to Attorney General of the United States1/09/17
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Sessions Nomination Faces Resistance
Joy Reid and her guests detail why many groups are organizing to oppose the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States, citing his past litigation related to civil rights.
Washington, DC — Today, civil rights leaders from The Leadership Conference, the National Action Network, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., NCAPA, NCLR and MALDEF condemned the rushed hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions, an unfit nominee for Attorney General, and called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose his nomination.
Jeff Sessions is applying to be the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. The People’s Lawyer. If he could not even fill out the government job application for the post he seeks accurately and truthfully, how can he be expected to guide the Department of Justice with competence and integrity at a time when our country needs the robust enforcement of the rule of law more than ever? Sessions’s bad-faith effort to mislead the public about his qualifications should not be rewarded with an appointment to one of the most important positions in our government.