Durbin calls for Sessions’ nomination hearings to be “thorough”

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen Richard Durbin, D-Ill.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen Richard Durbin, D-Ill. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, joined Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to call for an objective and thorough confirmation hearing for U.S. Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III of Alabama to be Attorney General of the United States.

Durbin and other Senators say, given Sessions’ extensive record on critical issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction, they are requesting testimony from outside witnesses on each of the following issues, at a minimum: immigration; violence against women; civil rights, including LGBT protections, racial justice, and hate crimes; workers’ rights; national security and civil liberties; voting rights; criminal justice; and government conflicts of interest, transparency, and oversight.

The letter was also signed by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

 

You can read the full letter by clicking the image below.

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