The Battle Over Jeff Sessions

The Alabama senator’s confirmation hearings to be the next Attorney General begin Tuesday. Sessions’s positions on voting rights, criminal justice, civil liberties, and other areas deserve particularly tough questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Photo: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Mike Pence & Jeff Sessions, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Senate Republicans already have made clear their intention to rush through Trump’s cabinet choices this week, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't or can't ask tough questions of the men and women Trump has selected to join his team.