The Democratic lawmaker swore to testify against Trump’s anti-LGBT AG hopeful. This week he faces a tough confirmation battle, with the Human Rights Campaign submitting a report to Members of Congress detailing “Jeff Sessions’ alarming record on LGBTQ equality”, noting that he “has spent a lifetime in public service devoted to proudly denying equality and justice for LGBTQ people” and has taken a “stand against equality for LGBTQ Americans in nearly every form”. Senator Cory Booker who is a strong supporter of LGBT rights could not remain indifferent to this case and he vowed to be a witness.
“I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague, but the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience. Senator Sessions’ decades-long record is concerning in a number of ways, from his opposition to bipartisan criminal justice reform to his views on bipartisan drug policy reform, from his efforts earlier in his career to deny citizens voting rights to his criticism of the Voting Rights Act, from his failure to defend the civil rights of women, minorities, and LGBT Americans to his opposition to commonsense, bipartisan immigration reform”, Booker says.