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Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, launched his testimony against Jeff Sessions' nomination by likening the timing of his panel to racist and dehumanizing segregation laws from the 1960s South.
Richmond then immediately tweeted out his bon mot.
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This seems a bit over the top when you consider the facts.
The Judiciary Committee hearings on Sessions' nomination for attorney general had three panels. The first panel was the nominee himself. That is obviously standard practice and seems fitting.
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So Richmond's flamboyant claim boils down to this: He, John Lewis and Cory Booker were put on Panel III instead of Panel II.
This already appears petty. One of those two panels has to go first. And Panel...
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