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NAACP Chief Rips Sessions on 'Consistent Disregard' of Civil Rights

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Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 12:47 PM

The NAACP continued its campaign to keep Sen. Jeff Sessions from being the nation's next attorney general as the civil rights group's president Cornell Brooks testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and called the Alabama Republican "unfit" to serve.

Brooks said Sessions' record reveals a "consistent disregard of the civil rights of vulnerable populations," including "African-Americans, Latinos, women, Muslims, immigrants, the disabled, the LGBT community and others," the Washington Examiner reports.

"[His] votes against the Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2009 and the Violence Against Women Act in 2012 and 2013 demonstrate a disturbing lack of concern regarding violent crimes, rape, assault, and murder committed against minorities," Brooks told the committee.

Sessions is being grilled this week as to his qualifications for the job after being tapped by President-elect Donald Trump.

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The NAACP continued its campaign to keep Sen. Jeff Sessions from being the nation's next attorney general as the civil rights group's president Cornell Brooks testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and called the Alabama Republican "unfit" to serve.
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