Jeff Sessions to give remarks on African American History Month

Jeff Sessions to give remarks on African American History Month
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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Trump-aligned group launches ad campaign hitting Doug Jones on impeachment ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report MORE is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Justice Department Tuesday to celebrate African American History Month.

Sessions's 1986 nomination to a federal judgeship was derailed by accusations of racism during his tenure as a U.S. attorney. Those accusations resurfaced during his confirmation hearing to be attorney general, but they didn't stop Sessions from winning confirmation.

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Sessions was accused of trying to curb voting rights of black voters and for making racist comments to colleagues.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Biden, Sanders tax plans would raise less revenue than claimed: studies MORE (D-Mass.) made headlines when she attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s letter during debate over Sessions's nomination. The letter criticized and urged Congress to block Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to be a federal judge. 

Warren, however, was rebuked for her speech against Sessions, then an Alabama senator. She was forced to end early on account of breaching Senate rules.

President Trump toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture last week, where he spoke about uniting a “divided country” and combatting bigotry.