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Senator Durbin Floor Statement on Sessions Attorney General Nomination

Illinois Senator Richard Durbin offers his views on the floor after the Senate voted to limit debate on the nomination of colleague Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States, describing his giving Sessions a copy of the book White Rage, a history of race in America after the Civil War, adding that Sessions has been in denial over this reality. Durbin remarks on voter suppression laws as having racially discriminatory intent, that he had hoped that problems with race could have been of the past but is a problem the Attorney must face squarely, concluding that in light of repeated baseless claims by President Trump about voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election it is imperative that the department of justice is led by someone who values the vital role that department plays in protecting the right to vote, not confident that Sessions would do that.
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Restrictions:May not be used as partisan political campaign material to promote or oppose the candidacy of any person for elective public office, and may not be used to distort the objects and purposes of the hearing, or cast discredit on or dishonour any member of the United States House of Representatives or US Senate, or bring the House or Senate or any Member into disrepute.Editorial Use only. May not be used as partisan political campaign material to promote or oppose the candidacy of any person for elective public office, and may not be used to distort the objects and purposes of the hearing or cast discredit or dishonor any member of the House or bring the House or any Member into disrepute.
Credit:FedNet
Clip #:641242572HD
Collection:FedNet
Date created:07 February, 2017
Licence type:Rights-ready
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Clip length:00:05:40:29
Location:Washington, DC, United States
Mastered to:QuickTime 8-bit H.264 HD 1280x720 30p More information
Source:FedNet
Object name:sflr020717h.mov

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