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Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) paused the confrontation, Cornyn raised his objection. Clearly, Trump did not agree.

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"It is unfortunate to see members of this body impugn a fellow senator with whom we have served for years", Cruz recently said of Franken.

"We've got [attorney general nominee] Jeff Sessions, who we're told was involved somehow in the drafting of these executive orders", said Faiz Shakir, political director for the ACLU. "So I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight".

"He is the wrong person for this job", Durbin said of Sessions.

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"Can I explain what I'm doing here because Senator Cruz did the very thing that Senator Cornyn is accusing me of doing", Franken said. Patrick Leahy said. "His accusation that she betrayed the Department of Justice is risky".

Until yesterday, Sally Yates was the United States' acting attorney general, a post she was filling while Sessions gets confirmed. "His accusation that she betrayed the Department of Justice is unsafe".

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the ranking Democrat on the committee, is leading a vote to block Sessions, calling into question his civil rights record, hard-line immigration stance and ability to enforce the nation's laws independently from what the White House would want.

Sessions called the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage "beyond breathtaking". During the hearings earlier this month, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker became the first sitting senator to testify against a colleague for a cabinet position.

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Sessions' confirmation hearings have been laced with unfounded charges of racism.

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Sen. Ted Cruz specifically cited legal guidance relating to Trump's executive order and its legality.

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