SEN. SESSIONS IS BREEZING THROUGH HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING
by Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing today. The committee went at it for three hours and is now taking a lunch break.
No one has yet laid a glove on the Alabama Senator. Only Al Franken went after him hard. The ex-comedian succeeded mainly in beclowning himself.
The hearings were interrupted several times by the screams of protesters. Their screeching only served to underscore the calm, collected demeanor of Sen. Sessions.
Before getting to Franken’s clash with Sessions, here a few of the highlights, such as they were.
Sen. Susan Collins gave a very nice introductory speech in favor of Sessions. As one of the Senate’s few moderates, her strong support of the nominee is very helpful.
Chairman Grassley took a shot at Eric Holder when he noted that Sessions has committed to saying “no” to the president when necessary instead of being the president’s “wing man,” as Holder described himself.
It won’t be easy to say “no” to Donald Trump. However, if any Attorney General is likely to do so, it is probably Sessions, a man of substance and stature and who comes from the legislative branch……..” Please read on: