timberland outlets Coretta Scott King 1986 letter urged against Sessions becoming federal judge
As the confirmation hearing for Alabama senator Jeff Sessions continues, a letter sent by Coretta Scott King advising against his becoming a federal judge in 1986 has been made public by the Washington Post.
The letter was sent to persuade against the confirmation of Sessions as part of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., claimed that Sessions used his power as an attorney to “intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens.”
Scott King wrote in 1986, “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that,
if confirmed, he will be given life tenure for doing with a federal prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with clubs and cattle prods.”
READ FULL LETTER, STATEMENT HERE
Scott King’s words echo the concerns and accusations that some have expressed about Sessions becoming the United States Attorney General. Those who oppose his appointment have called him an extremist, anti immigration and insensitive to civil rights, reported the Associated Press.