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Sean Spicer Lauds 'All-Star' Cabinet Nominees

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 03:52 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions has gotten "tremendous support" for his bid for attorney general from people such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday, and the public will be "incredibly impressed" by Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

However, he questioned on Fox News' "Outnumbered" program, why "zombie-like" New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker plans to testify against Sessions' nomination on Wednesday.

Booker's testimony will be the first time a sitting senator will speak out against another senator in a Cabinet confirmation hearing, it was noted on the program, and Spicer said he finds the testimony plans "interesting, as he did have support from zombie-like Cory Booker."

"Last February he put forward a bill with other senators to recognize the voting rights marchers, and Sen. Booker took to the floor and said I am honored to have partnered with this individual," said Spicer. "It clearly looks like they are more interested in the politics than the substance."

Sessions has come under criticism for past statements, but many supporters have dismissed the statements, saying they were taken out of context.

"Sen. Sessions has a 30-year record of working hard for all Americans, including African-Americans," said Spicer. "He led the effort to give Alabama native Rosa Parks the Congressional Gold Medal. He was a leader to restore voting rights. This is a guy who has shown by working indeed over the last 30 years his commitment to civil rights, race relations, and frankly, it's a shame that the Senate is doing this."

Also on Tuesday, Spicer applauded Sessions for saying he'll recuse himself if there is further investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Spicer also applauded the remainder of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet and staff picks, calling them the "all-star Cabinet of Cabinets."

"Someone like Rex Tillerson, I think once the American people and some of the senators at the hearings get to hear him in public, they are going to be unbelievably impressed," said Spicer. "The president-elect chose these individuals because they are unbelievably successful and will be able to implement an agenda that will put the country first."

Spicer also addressed the ongoing sanctions being enforced on Russia, saying Trump's position is that if the United States can be an ally with Russia on a certain shared interest, the administration will make the effort.

"Our safety and prosperity should come first," said Spicer. "In the case of any country that wants to partner with us to further that goal, we should be willing to do it. But right now having Russia as an adversary whether it's economically or diplomatically, doesn't benefit the country."

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