• Jeff Sessions, Who Has An Asian Granddaughter, Praised Era When Asians Were Banned From U.S

    1 month ago - By The Huffington Post

    WASHINGTON ― During Tuesday's confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions , Donald Trump's attorney general pick, all eyes were on the nominee's granddaughter.
    Sessions ― who has long been in favor of restricting immigration ― sat with the child, who is of Asian descent, prior to the hearing. Critics on social media suggested the senator had brought her along to counter accusations he is racist. The Senate had, in fact, blocked Sessions' nomination to a federal judgeship in 1986 over concerns that he had demonstrated racial bias .
    During the hearing, Sessions tried to demonstrate that he...
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  • Witnesses Testify About Sen. Jeff Sessions In Confirmation Hearing

    Witnesses Testify About Sen. Jeff Sessions In Confirmation Hearing

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Former Justice Department officials, civil rights advocates and a current senator are among the witnesses testifying about Sen. Jeff Sessions and his bid to become U.S. attorney general.
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