Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WATCH: Sen. Flake On "Enthusiastically Supporting" Jeff Sessions' Nomination For Attorney General

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave a quick, 1 1/2-minute speech in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning, explaining why he is "enthusiastically supporting" the nomination of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.

He noted that he disagreed "often" with Sessions in the Senate, singling out immigration reform. However, even in those circumstances, Sessions was "thoughtful" and "courteous".

The Judiciary Committee's meeting casting their vote on Sessions has been marked by long speeches by opposing Democrats - which Chair Chuck Grassley is explicitly permitting because Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy permitted the same courtesy to Republicans when he was the committee's chair - and absences of Republicans (to vote on the floor for other nominations) causing long pauses for a lack of a quorum. There has even been at least one protester interruption.


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