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>> NAACP President, Cornell William Brooks, and other members of the civil rights group arrested Tuesday night after staging a more than six hour sit in at the office of Senator Jeff Sessions.>> I'm not if sure we have room for everybody.>> The group had crowded Sessions' Mobile, Alabama headquarters to protest his nomination as the next US Attorney General.
Brooks tweeting after the arrest, these mugshots aren't pretty but they're pictures of NAACP determination.>> Senator Jeff Sessions.>> Sessions was the first US Senator to endorse Donald Trump's presidential bid and was one of the first people nominated to Trump's cabinet. The 70 year old brings a record of controversial positions on race, and has been a strong proponent of strict immigration enforcement and tough on crime laws.
In 1986, Sessions became the second nominee in 50 years to be denied confirmation for a federal judgeship. After allegations he made racially charged remarks, including testimony that he had called an African American prosecutor, boy. Sessions has denied he is a racist, but the controversy is likely to remain a major issue at his next set of Senate confirmation hearings, scheduled to begin on January 10th.