- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Count Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan among the Democrats that plan to oppose Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general.

Ms. Stabenow said Thursday she decided to vote against Mr. Sessions after meeting with the Alabama Republican this week.

She joins Democrats who say the Alabama Republican has a sketchy history on race issues and cannot be trusted as the nation’s top law enforcement official.

“Because of his record on civil rights and his votes against anti-domestic violence legislation, I cannot support him to be our nation’s highest law enforcement officer,” Ms. Stabenow said in a statement. “Families in Michigan and across the country deserve an attorney general who will enforce the nation’s laws fairly and equally.”

Mr. Sessions still appears poised for confirmation in the Senate.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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