Posted by | January 11, 2017 07:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Planet

Coretta Scott King spoke against Jeff Sessions’ 1986 judge nomination.

The late Coretta Scott King famously opposed Sessions’ 1986 nomination to a federal judgeship in Alabama. But because then-Judiciary Chairman Strom Thurmond (R-TN) had never entered her 1l800-word letter testifying against Sessions into the congressional record, no copies were publicly available as Sessions faced his Senate colleagues on Tuesday morning. Buzzfeed reported that Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had declined to release a copy and that no others were publicly accessible.

Tuesday evening, the Washington Post published the letter and testimony in full. In it, King invokes her slain husband to underscore not just the importance of voting rights, but the impropriety of Sessions’ conduct in the 1984 prosecution of black ballot access activists who had marched with King in Selma.

“The actions taken by Mr. Sessions in regard to the 1984 voting fraud prosecutions represent just one more technique used to intimidate Black voters and thus deny them this most precious franchise,” King wrote in her testimony.

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  • anothertoothpick

    Nominating a guy NOT named after Jefferson Davis would have been a better idea.

  • Colin_Everard

    He discuss me to no end. He was a staunch opponent to civil rights movement even up to this very day. He is unequivocally unfit to be AG!!