History will be made as one sitting senator takes on another for a cabinet position in the white house just 11 days before inauguration.
According to CNN– Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation.
Noting that “I’m breaking a pretty long Senate tradition,” the New Jersey Democrat said Monday on MSNBC’s “All In”: “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,” Booker said.
In 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee killed President Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Sessions to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama after four former Justice Department colleagues testified that he had made racially offensive statements.