Sen. Diane Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, clearly laid out the many reasons that Sen. Jeff Sessions should not be the next attorney general of the United States.
In her public denunciation of the Alabama senator, Feinstein noted that Sessions argued against a resolution that said people should not be banned from entering the United States based solely on their religious affiliation and that he also voted against banning torture. She also explained that he voted against three different immigration bills, supported by those on both sides of the aisle, as well as the Matthew Shepard hate crimes law. What was his reasoning for not supporting the hate crimes law? He didn’t see discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Feinstein sought to raise a greater issue, however, which was that Sessions will bring all of this with him in serving President-elect Donald Trump. She argued that many people across the country are alarmed by Sessions’ record, especially in light of the fact that he will be in charge of enforcing laws for another man that many Americans are troubled by.
“There is a deep fear about what a Trump administration will bring in many places, and this is the context in which we must consider Sen. Sessions’ record.”