The Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings, Day 1

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, went before Senate colleagues for the first confirmation hearing of the incoming administration. With protesters interrupting throughout, Sessions denied accusations that he harbored racist views or had sympathy for the KKK. "I abhor the Klan and what it represents and its hateful ideology," he said in his opening remarks. Sessions, an Alabama Republican known for his anti-immigration views, was one of Trump’s earliest congressional backers. His nomination for attorney general has earned criticism from thousands of lawyers and law professors as well as prominent civil rights groups like the NAACP. Democrats … >>More stories from National


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