For Immediate Release
Latino Victory Fund: We Will Fight Tooth and Nail Against Trump's Racist Attorney General Pick
WASHINGTON - Read Latino Victory Fund President Cristobal J. Alex's statement in reaction to President-Elect Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions:
"Trump's pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General is a direct attack against communities of color and the LGBTQ community. It is outrageous and outright dangerous to have one of the most racist politicians in Congress, who has made it his life's mission to hurt Latinos, immigrants, and African Americans, as the head of the Department of Justice. Throughout his career Sessions has proven his contempt for Latinos by leading the charge in the fight against birthright citizenship, immigration reform, legal immigration and sanctuary cities.
In 1986 the Senate Judiciary Committee blocked Jeff Sessions' confirmation to be a Federal District judge in Alabama because of his racist actions and rhetoric. We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that Sessions doesn't get confirmed. We cannot and will not allow a man who said he's ok with the KKK to head the Department of Justice."
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