CBC Chair: Lewis and Booker Testifying At End of Sessions Hearing ‘Equivalent’ of Having To Go To ‘The Back of the Bus’

During the confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) argued that putting Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at the end of the witness panels for Sessions’ hearing is “the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus.”

Richmond said, “First, I want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels. To have a senator, a House member, and a living Civil Rights legend testify at the end of all of this, is the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus. It is petty strategy, and the record should reflect my consternation at the unprecedented process that brought us here.”

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