For the first time, a sitting Senator will testify against another sitting Senator when Cory Booker (D-NJ) appears before the Judiciary Committee during Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination hearing for Attorney General.There is much more at the link, including a tremendous statement on Sessions from Donna Brazile.
..."Well, concretely, I'm breaking a pretty long Senate tradition by actually being a sitting Senator testifying tomorrow against another sitting Senator. So, please understand, I think these are extraordinary times and they call for extraordinary measures."
...Booker further noted: "We've seen Jeff Sessions — that's Senator Jeff Sessions — consistently voting against or speaking out against key ideals of the Voting Rights Act, taking measures to try to block criminal justice reform. He has a posture and a positioning that I think represent a real danger to our country."
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Senator Cory Booker's unprecedented move to testify against Trump's AG nominee Senator Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing today: