Oh. My. Gosh. Will wonders never cease? Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), attacked the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, saying the decision to have three black members of Congress testify at the end of Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) confirmation hearing for attorney general is the equivalent of being sent to the “back of the bus.”
This was his full statement:
First I want to address my concerns about being made to testify at the end of the witness panels. To have a senator, a House member, and 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.
Richmond then called the scheduling a “petty strategy” of Senate Republicans.
He made his testimony after Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). As expected, they all testified against Sessions. It won’t matter though. Republicans are the majority.
I’ve been here almost 30 years and I’ve never seen it like this. But it’s OK, we made our statements.
What do you think of Richmond’s accusation?