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In hearing, Sessions says he’ll put law above his own views
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Description: It’s the first day of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Attorney general nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions spent the day before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his views on race and civil rights and separating himself from the president-elect’s campaign statements. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff for more.
Duration: 6 minutes and 17 seconds
Rating: 7/10 - Good
Published: January 11, 2017
Author: PBS NewsHour
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