Sessions says he hopes that this week's hearing on his attorney general nomination will show "that I conducted myself honorably and properly at the time".
Members of the group Codepink were also on hand at today's confirmation sessions for attorney general nominee, Sen. He asked Sessions how he would do to address the concerns of his impartiality. After Sessions effectively disputed these attacks, his interrogators wondered whether he would be able to say "no" to President Donald Trump if he wanted him to take unconstitutional actions.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is hoping his 20-year record in the Senate will be enough to convince skeptical colleagues that he should be confirmed as the nation's next attorney general in what is expected to be a fiery opening confirmation hearing Tuesday.
"I'm one of the few members of the committee that didn't go to law school and usually I get by just fine", Franken remarked. Booker's testimony would mark the first time a sitting senator testified against a fellow senator's nomination to a Cabinet post.
"This country has every right to deport persons who are here unlawfully - who violate our criminal laws... and they should be promptly departed", Sessions explained.
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That's simply undisciplined football. "Lost our poise a couple times, it's the fact of the matter, it was a couple of older guys". The Seahawks finished the regular season better than Detroit in every major statistical category offensively and defensively.
"The recent jump in crime rates are not anomalies", Sessions said, citing that heroin use has tripled in recent years and that "illegal drugs flow across our southern border bring addiction and misery".
Grassley followed up, noting that current Attorney General Loretta Lynch did not formally recuse herself from the investigation, but instead deferred any recommendations of charges to FBI Director James Comey.
He calls the accusations "false" and part of an unfair caricature.
Speaking about establishing a registry for Muslims in the United States Sessions said that it raises serious issues given the U.S. constitution protects religious freedom.