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Blumenthal Questions Sessions On Abortion, Guns And Conflicts Of Interest

Blumenthal Questions Sessions On Abortion, Guns And Conflicts Of Interest

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal pressed President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general nominee on abortion access, gun control and conflicts of interest during 11 minutes of questioning at a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, spent the day before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Blumenthal is a member. Blumenthal questioned his Senate colleague in the afternoon, the first of two days of hearings on Sessions before the committee.

"I think that the attorney general of the United States has a unique and special role," Blumenthal said. "He's not just another government lawyer, another cabinet secretary, he...

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