Sessions is accused of adversarial relationship with civil rights groups


Sessions is accused of adversarial relationship with civil rights groups
  1. Sessions is accused of adversarial relationship with civil rights groups
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Sessions is accused of adversarial relationship with civil rights groups

Jaweed Kaleem
Atty. Gen.-designate Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press) Atty. Gen.-designate Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

Sen. Jeff Sessions' history of criticizing civil rights groups has come up repeatedly at his confirmation hearing, with several Democratic senators asking about his relationship with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.

On Tuesday, eight protesters, NAACP members among them, were arrested after a sit-in at Sessions' Washington, D.C., office. Earlier, six NAACP activists were arrested at Sessions' Mobile, Ala., office, where they held a sit-in against his nomination.

One of the people arrested at the senator's Alabama office last week, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, is scheduled to speak at Sessions' confirmation hearing, which is supposed to run through Wednesday.

The group's opposition to the senator is broad but can be partly attributed to remarks he's accused of making more than three decades ago. In 1986, Sessions was denied a federal judge position after testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that said he had made racist remarks and called the NAACP and the ACLU "un-American."

Sessions has denied that he made that statement or any racist remarks, but the charges continue to follow him.

He also faced harsh criticism in a 1985 case as a U.S. attorney in which he prosecuted three black civil rights activists before they were acquitted on voter fraud charges. He faced backlash in the 1980s for saying he thought Ku Klux Klan members "were OK until I found out they smoked pot," a remark he later called a joke.

On Tuesday, Sessions said he "never declared that the NAACP was un-American" and tha…

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