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Watch Live: Day 2 of Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearings for Attorney General

Outside testimony offered on Capitol Hill as critics call nomination a 'threat to the environment, to civil rights, and to human rights'

CodePink activists, including co-founder Medea Benjamin, right, hold up signs against Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo:
AP/Andrew Harnik)

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday continued to receive testimony on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General.

Following testimony on his own behalf Tuesday, which was repeatedly interrupted by protests, the second day of the hearing will include prominent outside voices both in favor and opposed to Sessions.

Repeating widely shared concerns about his nomination, Tamar Lawrence-Samuel, international policy director for Corporate Accountability International, said Wednesday that Sessions represents "a threat to the environment, to civil rights, and to human rights."


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Not only is Sessions a "climate denier" with a "decades-long track record of disdain for LGBT and immigrants' rights and a reputation for racism," warned Lawrence-Samuel, the Republican senator from Alabama built his political career with campaign donations from "some of the world's biggest climate denying polluters like Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries and Southern Company" and remains "a darling of war profiteers like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin."

Watch Wednesday's testimony:

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