Benard Simelton (L), president of the Alabama NAACP State Conference, Cornell William Brooks (2nd L), president & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Devon Crawford (R), a fellow with with the NAACP Youth & College Division, occupy the office of Jeff Sessions, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for for attorney general,
Several NAACP members, led by their national president, staged a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to protest his nomination to be the nation's next attorney general.
Nearly a dozen members of the civil rights organization sat in Sessions' office in Mobile, Alabama — the city the Republican senator calls home. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said they intended to remain there until they were able to speak with Sessions — or were removed.
The group raised concerns about multiple aspects of Sessions' record including his prosecution of African-American activists for alleged voting fraud when he was a U.S. attorney. Brooks said Sessions "can't be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer for voting rights."
04 Jan 2017
Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:58