Politics Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from his confirmation vote

01:35  01 january  2017
01:35  01 january  2017 Source:   The Hill

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" Sessions must recuse himself from voting on his own nomination," DNC says. It did nothing to slow down his confirmation ," said Grassley's communications director Beth Levine.

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is calling on Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to recuse himself from voting on his own confirmation for attorney general, following a report about information omitted from a questionnaire that he submitted.

"Jeff Sessions has fiercely argued in the past that omitting information isn't just wrong, that it may also be illegal," said DNC spokesman Adam Hodge in a statement. "So what does he do once he's nominated to be the Attorney General? He omits information from his dark past, particularly when he was deemed too racist to be a federal judge."

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"Based on his own reasoning, and in keeping with Senate tradition, Sessions must recuse himself from voting on his own nomination."

The statement was issued in response to a Huffington Post report about advocacy groups criticizing Sessions for leaving gaps in a questionnaire about his past that he submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is a member.

A group of liberal nonprofits, including the Alliance for Justice and People for the American Way, issued a report listing examples of public statements that Sessions did not include in his questionnaire.

Huffington Post noted that that Sessions had been an outspoken critic of some of President Obama's nominees for leaving out details in their own questionnaires.

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Washington - Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.

Under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions had said that he had not met with any Russian officials. McCarthy and Chaffetz are the first prominent Republicans to call for Sessions to recuse himself .

"I want to share a concern that I do have about Judge Sotomayor's answers to the Senate Judiciary standard questionnaire," he said in June 2009 during a hearing on then-Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

"It is still incomplete. I know the administration was very proud to dump a lot of records out in what they call 'record time,' but here, two weeks later, we still have some serious gaps in those answers to the committee questions."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a member of the judiciary panel, said earlier this month that Sessions's submission appeared "incomplete," though she called for more time to review his questionnaire.

"I am sure you would agree that staff must have sufficient time to do the due diligence on any nominee for this vital position-and this due diligence will likely take longer than the review for recent, prior nominees who had less materials to analyze," Feinstein wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

"Second, despite being voluminous, Senator Sessions' production appears to have been put together in haste and is, on its face, incomplete," she added.

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