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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Democrats face a tricky balancing act as the Senate kicks off its confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, this morning. In tension is the party base’s desire to hammer Sessions for his controversial past—particularly on issues of race— with senators’ lengthy professional and personal relationships with the Alabama Republican. Some…

IMAGE: Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) delivers a nominating speech for Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo