Nets Hype Dems Testifying Against Sessions Over His ‘Civil Rights Record’

Kyle Drennen | January 10, 2017
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On Tuesday, the network morning shows were thrilled by the prospect of Democratic lawmakers testifying against Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions during the confirmation hearing for the Donald Trump cabinet pick. However, none of the broadcasts bothered to recall that those same Democrats once eagerly worked with the Alabama senator on civil rights issues.

On NBC’s Today, correspondent Hallie Jackson predicted a contentious hearing: “You are seeing a GOP blitz today to try to boost support for Jeff Sessions....Already, Sessions facing fire from gay rights advocates, worried about his record, and high-profile Muslim-Americans, like Khizr Kahn, with the toughest questions aimed at Sessions’ civil rights record.”

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