Conservative and liberal groups are gearing up for a battle royal over Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions that some activists say will be so explosive, it could even overshadow a fight over Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court.
Nearly 150 outside groups on the left mobilizing to stop Sessions have delivered a stern, no-compromise message to incoming Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The groups plan to make Sessions’s past comments about race the defining element in his confirmation battle.
“We’ve already been engaged with Schumer’s office with a real demand that he should stand up and fight and we will fight anyone who seeks to be an enabler for a racist overseeing our Justice Department,” said Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change, which describes itself as the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
“People really have two choices. Either they’re OK with racism or they’re not. And if they’re not, then they’ve got to stand up against Jeff Sessions,” Robinson said. (Dingbat)
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