Published On: Thu, Jan 26th, 2017

Senator Dianne Feinstein Blocks Trump’s Attorney General

Dianne Feinstein vs Jeff Sessions

California’s senior senator Dianne Feinstein has moved to block the confirmation of Donald Trump’s nominee for United States Attorney General, her fellow Senator Jeff Sessions. Feinstein says that she was inspired to do so by the Women’s March.

On Saturday demonstrations were held across America by women who protested the inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s 45th President the day before. The protesters were angry over what they feel is Donald Trump’s misogyny and policies which would curtail abortion rights.

Senator Dianne Feinstein is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is responsible for vetting both candidates for Federal Judgeships as well as senior appointments to the Justice Department such as the Attorney General. Feinstein has been in the Senate for 24 years.

At Senator Sessions’ confirmation hearing Dianne Feinstein asked for a delay on the final vote. The Senator said, “Many, many millions of Americans are deeply concerned about what the future will bring. That’s a hallmark of what happened this past Saturday in the march. The least we can do is tell them that we’re being as careful as possible in who we place in charge of making these important decisions. For every woman and man who marched over the weekend, we owe it to them.”

So what does that have to do with Jeff Sessions? Well he is an outspoken opponent of abortion rights, but Senator Sessions has repeatedly said since his nomination that he would uphold all laws on the matter and respect the Supreme Courts rulings.

“Mr. Chairman, once again, we are being asked to evaluate the nomination of our next attorney general, who is charged with enforcing the law and upholding the protections women have fought so hard to secure,” added Senator Dianne Feinstein. “This nomination is critically important. This committee must have enough time to fully consider Sen. Sessions’ record, to evaluate his answers to our questions and to determine what kind of attorney general he will be if confirmed.”

Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein is also taking swings at President Donald Trump over his claims of voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential elections and his call for an investigation into this non-existent fraud. Apparently the President feels that he only lost the popular vote by a margin of 3 million because somehow millions of “illegals” across America were allowed to vote. No one seems to be able to explain this claim or understand how it could have happened, let alone find a reason to justify spending tax payers’ money on such an investigation.

In a statement released by her office, Dianne Feinstein said, “President Trump’s false claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election is absolute nonsense. There is simply no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this country. Period.”

“It’s important that we not lose sight of the context in which President Trump has aired his conspiracy theories,” Dianne Feinstein continued. “There has been a sustained effort across the country—rooted in similar conspiracies about voter fraud—to make it harder for Americans to vote.”

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