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Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:24 PM

Cory Booker to testify against fellow senator Sessions in unprecedented move-1st time senate history

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation.

This would be the first time in Senate history that a sitting senator will testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post during a confirmation.

"I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague," Booker said. "But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience."

Sessions' confirmation hearings are expected to raise additional questions on old allegations of racism from his past. When Sessions was 39-year-old US attorney in Alabama, he was denied a federal judgeship because the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony during hearings in March and May 1986 that Sessions had made racist remarks and called the NAACP and ACLU "un-American."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/politics/cory-booker-jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing/index.html

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Reply Cory Booker to testify against fellow senator Sessions in unprecedented move-1st time senate history (Original post)
spanone Jan 2017 OP
Rex Jan 2017 #1
spanone Jan 2017 #2
Rex Jan 2017 #4
burrowowl Jan 2017 #3
Hoyt Jan 2017 #5
NWCorona Jan 2017 #6
onecaliberal Jan 2017 #7
dhill926 Jan 2017 #8
sheshe2 Jan 2017 #9
Cartoonist Jan 2017 #10
brush Jan 2017 #11
hamsterjill Jan 2017 #12
SHRED Jan 2017 #13
DFW Jan 2017 #14
Stellar Jan 2017 #42
brer cat Jan 2017 #15
Alice11111 Jan 2017 #18
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #16
UTUSN Jan 2017 #17
MontanaMama Jan 2017 #19
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2017 #20
spanone Jan 2017 #21
benld74 Jan 2017 #22
flamingdem Jan 2017 #23
Tatiana Jan 2017 #24
SunSeeker Jan 2017 #25
iluvtennis Jan 2017 #26
oasis Jan 2017 #27
Cha Jan 2017 #28
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2017 #29
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #30
BlueStateBlue Jan 2017 #31
heaven05 Jan 2017 #32
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2017 #33
rurallib Jan 2017 #34
CrispyQ Jan 2017 #35
Loki Jan 2017 #36
Nitram Jan 2017 #37
Little Star Jan 2017 #38
orleans Jan 2017 #39
Skittles Jan 2017 #40
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2017 #41
BlueWI Jan 2017 #43
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #44
La Lioness Priyanka Jan 2017 #45
Ghost OF Trotsky Jan 2017 #46

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:27 PM

1. Good!

 

Great news! Sessions is horrible and would break an already broken system.

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:28 PM

2. i applaud Mr. Booker.

bold choice.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:31 PM

4. Me too. We need more bold moves.

 

While the GOP stinks to high heaven, Dems need to take the initiative.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:30 PM

3. Bravo Senator Booker!!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:31 PM

5. Well, if Trump can do all kinds of "unpresidented" things, it's time for Democrats to do same.

Sessions is the worst of a sorry bunch of nominees.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:35 PM

6. Bold move Cory.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:39 PM

7. Props to Senator Booker. Thanks for the courage to stand up.

Who will join him?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:53 PM

8. good deal.....

hope he eviscerates him...

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 11:54 PM

9. Bravo Cory Booker!

Be relentless. Take him down.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

10. High praise

He made racist comments? He's a republican, what did you expect? If you expect that to sink him, then you haven't been paying attention.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:04 AM

11. Now that's fighting back. Go at them on every front. The repugs cheat when and wherever they can...

we have to stand up to them when and wherever we can.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:12 AM

12. Yes. This!

Dems need to follow Senator Booker's example and FIGHT!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:12 AM

13. Leadership.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:12 AM

14. A scene to repeat:

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Response to DFW (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 10:37 PM

42. That's what I'm talking about! nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:14 AM

15. Thank you, Senator Booker.

That racist pig shouldn't get within a mile of AG.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:27 AM

18. Ditto. Go Cory


I wanted you for VP. Great convention speech! Go!!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:16 AM

16. Glad Sen. Booker won't participate in

Normalizing this. Always liked him.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:18 AM

17. Aw-*RIGHT*!1 & I don't use the word "right" lightly!1 n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:36 AM

19. Go high Senator Booker and kick some ass.

For you can count on them going low.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:55 AM

20. Does he have some specific dirt on Sessions?

I'm wondering if he has some dirt on the slimeball from working with him?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 01:02 AM

21. this article doesn't allude to anything specific.

rep. John Lewis will be testifying too

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 01:16 AM

22. Bravo Mr Booker

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 01:29 AM

23. Booker is heroic

Bravo

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 01:36 AM

24. I like this spunk I am seeing from Booker. Sessions better watch out.

Mr. Booker will be prepared.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:11 AM

25. Thank you Senator Booker!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:16 AM

26. +10000 we need more of this - exercises conscience over politics that what Hamilton wanted nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:41 AM

27. Maybe Corey will goad Sessions into a Col. Jessup type tirade.

If we revise the famous scene from "A Few Good Men".

Sessions:"You're goddam right I said the N word".

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:43 AM

28. Yeah, so who's "un American"? Good statement by Booker

"I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague," Booker said. "But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience."

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:51 AM

29. [Standing Ovation]

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 11:47 AM

30. I've come to enjoy

Sen. Booker's fearlessness

He may not be the environmentalist I'd like, but he looks at all sides

No lightweight for sure

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:47 PM

31. That's my senator!

I just emailed him to express my support and applaud his leadership. I urge others from NJ to do the same. We need to support positive actions.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:16 PM

32. bets are

he will be confirmed.....his racist, prosecutorial misconduct will"be forgiven". Guaranteed. ameriKKKa is headed for the pits of hell.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 02:27 PM

33. YES!!! YES!!!!

GO CORY!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 03:02 PM

34. This is what we're talking about when we say leadership

let's hope this makes others want t o stand up.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 03:07 PM

35. Dems take note-this is how you be an opposition party.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 03:48 PM

36. Does anyone know what time he is supposed to testify?

I want to be sure not to miss this.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 04:04 PM

37. Cory Booker is a mensch.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 04:16 PM

38. +1

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 04:57 PM

39. good n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 07:12 PM

40. NOW we're talking

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 10:35 PM

41. This is the sort of courage we need from all Democrats!

Thank you, Senator Booker!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 11:38 PM

43. Excellent news.

Stand up and tell the truth. Challenge the good ol' boys wherever they are!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 11:40 PM

44. Let the truth ring free!! Kudos to Corey Booker.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:45 AM

45. Booker speaks for me, doesn't have to listen to sessions

To know he is a racist. Sessions already has a long track record to prove that

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 10:25 AM

46. It will probably work out as well for us libs

 

as the 'nuclear option' in going to.

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