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I wrote to my senator what must be earlier this week but feels like a million years ago, after seeing lots of him being a badass at nomination hearings, particularly Sessions', just to say thanks and keep up the good work. I checked the box saying I didn't need a reply but I got one anyway last night. It looks like what he's sending to anyone who writes to him on the subject.
As a Senator and a member of the Judiciary Committee, I had the opportunity to question Senator Sessions during his confirmation hearing. That's a role I take very seriously. During Senator Sessions' hearing, I pressed him on his misrepresentation of his record on civil rights, as well as on the issue of voter suppression, and I shared a story about the impact of Trump's divisive rhetoric on Minnesota's immigrant and refugee communities. I was not satisfied with the answers he gave to me and a number of my colleagues' questions, and after careful consideration of Senator Sessions' record, I do not think he is up to the task of being an attorney general for all Americans. I cannot vote for an attorney general nominee who is not fully committed to equal justice for all, including the LGBT community, minorities, immigrants, and women. When his nomination comes up for a vote in the Senate, I will vote no.
Shame he voted for some of the others though.

And my other senator has voted for all of them so far.

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Date: 2017-01-28 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
arrrgghh Klobuchar. At least Franken is standing up. Go you for writing!

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Date: 2017-02-04 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] malmo58
I loved Mr Franken's witty books about American politics.

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Date: 2017-01-28 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belleweather.livejournal.com
Senator Amy has always been a bit of a disappointment. I understand why she voted for them -- there's no sense in single Democrats sticking their necks out against nominees unless they're ALL going to do it (like for DeVoss), because it's a risk for no benefit -- nominees can't be filibustered, so Republicans have the simple majority they need to pass. Still, I have never been as impressed with her courage as I have with Senator Al's.

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Date: 2017-01-28 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minnesattva.livejournal.com
Yeah, I suppose I'm spoiled, most people will look a bit disappointing next to him.

But damn. I'm hoping Minnesota can come up with some interesting primary candidates next time...


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