February 8, 2017

Senator considered too racist to be judge about to become attorney general

Independent, UK - The Republican-controlled US Senate is expected to confirm perhaps Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet pick - a man previously accused of racism and bigotry.

Senator Jeff Sessions, was one of Mr Trump’s earliest supporters on Capitol Hill, and was rewarded by being nominated for the position of Attorney General - America’s top law enforcement official - amid strong pushback from Democrats.

Formerly a state attorney general and federal prosecutor, the Alabama senator has struggled against accusations of racism and bigotry on the way to his likely confirmation as top law enforcement officer in the nation.

In the 1980s, Mr Sessions was also deemed too racist to be a federal judge – an allegation that he called “damnably false” during his Senate confirmation hearing in January.

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