Senator Jeff Sessions met with senate judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley on capitol hill. President-elect Donald trump has tapped the Alabama senator for the position of attorney general in his new cabinet. Grassley told reporters gathered for the morning photo-op that he wanted a confirmation hearing Hearing for sessions to be held before the inauguration. The decision to name sessions to become the next u.s. Attorney general, triggering an outcry from civil rights groups as well as some conservatives outside congress who are uneasy about sessions’ positions. If approved for the job by a simple majority in the republican-dominated senate, sessions, 69, would lead the justice department and the fbi. He brings a record of controversial positions on race, immigration and criminal justice reform that democrats may target.

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