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Why has Cory Booker, leftists been silent, apathetic towards ‘racist’ Jeff Sessions

As the critics are calling Senator Jeff Sessions a racist and bigot, unfit to become Donald Trump’s Attorney General, one has to wonder why has this not been a bigger issue until now? In fact, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker will break tradition and testify against his co-worker who he says is a “concerning” pick for the DOJ.

“I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague,” Booker said. “But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience.”

“This is one of the more consequential appointments in American history right now given the state of a lot of our challenges we have with our policing, a lot of challenges we have with race relations, gay and lesbian relations,” Booker said to CNN on this morning.

Booker called Sessions’ record “concerning in a number of ways,” citing his opposition to bipartisan criminal justice reform and immigration reform, criticism of the Voting Rights Act and his “failure to defend the civil rights of women, minorities, and LGBT Americans.”

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Voto Latino’s president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar says “Sessions has been unwilling to protect the laws that serve to safeguard and enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable communities and his confirmation as Attorney General would be detrimental to the advancement of our nation…” She then alludes to comments made in the 1980’s and a failed confirmation of Sessions to become a federal judge.

Sessions was a 39-year-old US attorney in Alabama when he was denied a federal judgeship because the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony during hearings in March and May 1986 that Sessions had made racist remarks and called the NAACP and ACLU “unAmerican.”

Yes, that was 30 YEARS AGO!

Since then Sessions served as AG in Alabama before joining the Senate in 1996.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) defended Sessions Tuesday and said “Cory Booker is all about the latest stunt.”

“If you remember what he did when he was mayor in New Jersey, the first thing he does is he tries to grab international headlines,” Collins told CNN’s “New Day.” “What he’s doing today every — never before in the Senate, it doesn’t surprise at all.”

“What Cory Booker is doing is nothing but self-serving grabbing headlines. Jeff Sessions is going to answer those questions.”

Booker is one of the few young faces of the Democratic Party dominated by aging politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer. Booker’s name will certainly be on shortlists for President in 2020.

This tone contradicts to the “Blessed and honored” opinion Booker had of Sessions in February:

“I am humbled to be able to to participate here in paying tribute to some of the extraordinary Americans, whose footsteps paved the way for me and my generation,” Booker said at the Capitol Visitor Center last year. “I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Sen. Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award.”

Check out the video below.

In his opening statement at the Judge Sotomayor confirmation hearing, Sessions states that “impartiality” is at the heart of his vision for the justice system:

Down one path is the traditional American legal system, so admired around the world, where judges impartially apply the law to the facts without regard to their own personal views. . . .

Down the other path lies a Brave New World where words have no true meaning and judges are free to decide what facts they choose to see. In this world, a judge is free to push his or her own political and social agenda. I reject this view.

Let’s hold Sessions to this standard. Twenty years in the Senate and NOW he’s gone from being an “honored” Senate to a concern.

Maybe all of the haters of Sessions, citing the “he once said” remarks from 30 years, know many Americans could care less about the racist remarks of liberals.

Maybe the concern is that Democrats need to show opposition to Donald Trump, his cabinet picks and plant seeds for a 2020 candidate….maybe.

Maybe all of the haters of Sessions, citing the “he once said” remarks from 30 years, know many Americans could care less about the racist remarks of liberals.

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  1. Comments from Rep. Barbara Lee, again no new specific issues/examples, issued 1/11/17

    Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee attended Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing in opposition to his nomination. She released the following statement:
    “Today I joined my Congressional Black Caucus colleagues in sitting in on the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions to hold him accountable for his divisive record. The Justice Department is our nation’s best tool for protecting civil and human rights and preventing discrimination from consuming our society. Senator Jeff Sessions’ long career of opposing civil rights disqualifies him as a candidate for the office of Attorney General.

    “Senator Sessions’ record of hate speaks for itself. This is a man who voted against the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, opposes Roe v. Wade, and has demonstrated hostility toward the LGBT community. In 1986, the U.S. Senate deemed him unqualified to serve as a federal judge because of his blatantly racist comments.

    “With this nomination, the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress have signaled that their first priority will be to drag America back into the past. We will not stand idly by as Republicans attempt to undermine our judicial system and roll back protections for civil and human rights. Senator Jeff Sessions is wholly unfit to serve as Attorney General. I look forward to joining CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond, civil rights champion Congressman John Lewis, and Senator Cory Booker tomorrow as the conscience of the Congress stands united again in opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination.”

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