Senator Edward Kennedy was a member of a family that have lead strong opposition to racism. They are heroes, everyone of them. When US Senator Warren read a letter once held dear to the Kennedy leadership on the floor of the US Senate is was far more appropriate than Mitch McConnell could ever hope to be.
November 22, 2016
By Christina Prignano
Three decades before Senator Elizabeth Warren (click here) was calling for the rejection of Senator Jeff Sessions for a federal post, the late Senator Ted Kennedy was doing the same.
In 1986, when Sessions was under consideration by the Senate for a federal judgeship, Kennedy made a fiery statement slamming Sessions’ ultimately unsuccessful nomination.
The controversy over Sessions, now President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for US attorney general, centered then around remarks Sessions allegedly made to an African American former assistant US attorney. Thomas Figures alleged that in the 1980s Sessions called him “boy” and warned him to be careful about what he says to “white folks.” Sessions has denied the claim....