More than most cabinet positions, the United States Attorney General enforces the principles that are the founding of our country. But I've seen no evidence in his record or testimony, that Senator Sessions will approach this office, in furtherance of these noble ideals. The gains that our country has made are not permanent, and it is incumbent on the Attorney General of the United States to fight for the civil rights of all people.
No one said it better than Coretta Scott King. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation. And if Senator Sessions won't, then it is incumbent upon the rest of us to persist. I urge my colleagues to vote no.