Warren Demands That Trump Rescind Sessions Pick
Elizabeth Warren on Friday urged President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his nomination of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, arguing that allowing the Alabama senator to lead the Justice Department would be a “compromise with racism” and a “negotiation with hate.”
Trump on Friday morning announced the latest appointments to his upcoming administration, tapping Sessions as attorney general, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as a national security adviser and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director.
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“Instead of embracing the bigotry that fueled his campaign rallies, I urge President-elect Trump to reverse his apparent decision to nominate Senator Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States,” Warren (D-Mass.) said in a statement. “If he refuses, then it will fall to the Senate to exercise fundamental moral leadership for our nation and all of its people.”