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Senate Hearing to Feature Booker Vs. Sessions

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Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 09:05 AM

The Senate showdown over Donald Trump's pick of Sen. Jeff Sessions to become attorney general will take a dramatic this week when a fellow senator and two congressmen testify against him.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he will testify Wednesday against the Alabama Republican. Democrats have expressed concern about Sessions' civil rights record, and Booker is one of just three black senators.

Booker calls his opposition "a call to conscience."

It is rare for a sitting senator to testify against a colleague picked for a Cabinet post.

Booker's office says civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, will testify against Sessions. Booker says Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from Louisiana, will also be appearing against Sessions.

 

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