February 01, 2017 C-SPAN News
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to send the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be Attorney General in the Trump administration to the full Senate. That was after Senator Al Franken grandstanded for a solid half hour on just what a flawed candidate Jeff Sessions is.
January 31, 2017 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com
Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed a vote on whether to send to the full Senate Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) nomination to be attorney general in the Trump administration. During the hearing they questioned whether Senator Sessions, who was one of President Trump’s most vocal supporters during the election, would be able to say no to the president when his actions are unconstitutional, and then refused to attend the scheduled vote. Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) rescheduled the vote for the following morning. Approximately three hours and 10 minutes into the hearing Senator Grassley noted the absence of a quorum and declared the hearing “at ease” and requested the sergeant-at-arms to bring committee members back. After 32 minutes, the hearing resumed with more statements from senators.
January 24, 2017 C-SPAN News
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed by at least a week a vote on President Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. The delay was requested by Democrats on the committee after staff receiving 188 pages from Senator Sessions in response to questions from committee members on the nomination, said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the panel’s ranking member. After announcing the vote delay, the committee approved an authorization bill, and paid tribute to a long-time committee staffer.