Al Franken: Jeff Sessions Is ‘No Champion of Voting Rights’

‘He called the voting rights act intrusive and complained about states with a history of discrimination being subject to preclearance’

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FRANKEN: "... said quote 'The records do not show that there were 20 or 30 actually filed cases.' He said of the claim, quote, 'The record does not justify it.' I then moved on to questioning him about four cases that he listed on his questionnaire which asked him to list the, quote, 'Ten most significant litigated matters he personally handled.' Among those ten cases that he listed on his questionnaire were three voting rights cases and a desegregation case. Now that surprised me. And that’s because I know Senator Sessions, and I know his record on voting rights. He’s no champion of voting rights. He called the Voting Rights Act intrusive and complained about states with a history of discrimination being subject to preclearance. But here he seemed to be trumpeting his personal involvement in three voting rights cases and one school desegregation case."

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