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08 February 2017 @ 07:46 am
Forbidden words  
This is what the Senate was not permitted to hear.

I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.
I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions' confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this be made a part of the hearing record.
I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions—Coretta Scott King
ETA: That was the covering letter. Here’s the whole thing. Thanx to theweaselking for the reminder
 
 
 
The Weasel Kingtheweaselking on February 8th, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
That's the cover letter. The ACTUAL letter itself is 10 pages long and has a whole lot of specific examples and instances of Jeff Sessions opposing civil rights and abusing the power of his office to punish supporters.
El Coyote Gordo: actualsupergee on February 8th, 2017 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thanx. Amended.