Corretta Scott King’s Letter Regarding Jeff Sessions’ 1986 Nomination for Federal Judge Revealed
Coretta Scott King’s Letter Regarding Jeff Sessions’ 1986 Nomination for Federal Judge Revealed
Coretta Scott King had issues with Jeff Sessions many years ago and this is why everyone has an issue with him. Some think Elizabeth Warren had no business using her words but they needed to be used and heard.
Here they are below:
Statement of Coretta Scott King on the Nomination of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions for the United States District Court Southern District of Alabama senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, March 13, 1986 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:
Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to express my strong opposition to the nomination of Jefferson Sessions for federal district judgeship for the Southern District of Alabama. My longstanding commitment which I shared with my husband, Martin, to protect and enhance the rights of Black Americans, rights which include equal access to the democratic process, compels me to testify today. Civil rights leaders, including my husband and Albert Turner, have fought long and hard to achieve free and unfettered access to the ballot box. Mr. Sessions has used-the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge. This simply cannot be allowed to happen.
Mr. Sessions conduct as U.S. Attorney, from his politically-motivated voting fraud prosecutions to his indifference toward criminal violations of civil rights laws, indicates that he lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment to be a federal judge.
Read entire letter HERE