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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dems Aim to Hobble Jeff Sessions - The Daily Beast





"What’s much more likely—in fact, guaranteed—is that progressives will use Sessions’s confirmation process to go after Republicans running for re-election in 2018. At the top of their target list is Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican with libertarian leanings who has already committed to backing Sessions’s confirmation. Unlike Sessions, Flake has backed comprehensive immigration reform. And his state has a sizable Hispanic population.

“If Jeff Flake ends up voting for Jeff Sessions in committee and on the floor, we are not going to be shy about reminding his voters that he voted for the most anti-Latino, anti-immigrant nominee to this office that we’ve seen in decades,” said Drew Courtney, communications director for People for the American Way. “Senators who vote for him are really going to own him.”

“We are in this fight to win it,” he added.

The fight will be long."



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Dems Aim to Hobble Jeff Sessions - The Daily Beast

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