01/11/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2017 16:13
Washington, DC - Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing.
'Rights without the vigorous, steadfast defense of our nation's top justice official become abstract notions rather than sacred promises. Despite well-rehearsed testimony intended to prove otherwise, Senator Sessions' record bears witness to an unwavering belief that civil rights should not extend to women, minorities or the LGBT community. Entrusting the duties and obligations of our Justice Department to a man who opposes the Voting Rights Act, supports a ban on same-sex marriage and rejected the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act would halt our country's march towards equality. I urge my Senate colleagues to oppose his confirmation as Attorney General.'
For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2017
Emily Kaufman (617) 332-3333
Dan Black (202) 225-5931