The confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump‘s pick for Attorney General will continue on Wednesday. Sessions, a 20-year veteran in the Senate, will face questions regarding his record and qualifications for the Attorney General position. Sessions has come under fire since Trump selected him, with accusations of racism stemming from remarks he supposedly made in the 1980s. Sessions will likely face questions regarding these remarks and his record when it comes to racial issues. The two-day hearing began Tuesday morning.
In addition to Sessions, the Senate Judiciary Committee has listed 15 potential witnesses who may testify at the hearing, including former AG Michael Mukasey, Senator Cory Booker, and Georgia Representative and civil rights activist John Lewis. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley will preside.
The hearing is scheduled to resume at 9:30 am ET, and you can watch it in the player above.
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