NAACP demonstrators continued their protests outside of the Alabama offices of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday, calling for him to turn down his controversial nomination to become the next U.S. Attorney General in President-elect Donald Trump‘s administration.
Just hours before Sessions’ confirmation hearings are schedule to begin, the outspoken group criticized the Senator’s record and views on civil rights, including those of women, immigrant, and LGBT communities, as well as his record on criminal justice reform and voting rights enforcement.
Trump’s November decision to tap Sessions, 70, drew immediate rebuke from the NAACP. After initially making public statements objecting to Sessions’ nomination, the NAACP turned to civil disobedience, which led to six arrests last week and now public protests.
— Cornell Wm. Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) January 3, 2017