Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is about to get his 15 minutes of fame, leading the GOP’s response to President Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
His coming out promises to be dramatic stuff. A conservative Southerner who was nominated to the federal bench in 1985 by President Reagan, Sessions’ candidacy never made it out of the Judiciary Committee because of allegations of “racial insensitivity.”
Now that Sessions is on the other side of the table, he has promised civil deliberations. But in his first hearing in his new role this week, he was notably combative.
Expect the justice hearings to be gripping, with Sessions auditioning for a major national role in his party.
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