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The Power of Now
Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the U.S. Attorney General, Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, issued the following statement:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee has the important charge of determining whether Senator Jeff Sessions is truly qualified to serve as the top law enforcement official of the United States.
Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund updated its report in opposition to the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States with documentary materials. LDF has engaged in an extensive, painstaking and thorough review of its vast archives, and updated the report that it released yesterday with attachments that include:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Submits Report to Judiciary Committee in Opposition to Sessions Nomination to Attorney General of the United States1/09/17
Read the PDF of our statement here.
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.
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.