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  Senator Mitch Mc Connell on Attorney General Nomination  CSPAN  February 8, 2017 9:06pm-9:09pm EST

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majority leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, we came together yesterday to confirm betsy devos as secretary of education so she can get to of education so she can get to so she can get to work in the t schools and putting the students first. first. we've all come together to confirm tom price as the secretary of health and human services is that he can get toth work providing relief from obamacare and destabilizing the healthcare market. we will come together to confirm so we can get to work to continue the president's efforts to relieve the regulatory pressure on america's economy and american job creation.
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we will also come together later today to confirm the new attorney general.'s we all know the colleague from s alabama. he's honest, fair, has been a friend to many of us on both sides of the aisle. it's been tough to watch all that this good man has been put through in recent weeks. this is a well-qualified colleague with a deep reference for the law. in the senate he developed a record of advocacy for crime victims but also the fair humane treatment of those who break the law. both when they were in thes. senate. just sessions court across and
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the honorable and trustworthy person, smart and good lawyer w and a thoughtful and open-minded listener, someone who will be principled, fair and a capableor attorney general. the colleague wants to be attorney general for all americans. later today we will vote to give him the chance and i will have more to say about our friend and colleague at that time. before i get into my speech regarding senator sessions, i want to talk about what occurred last night. first, there is no doubt in my mind that the letter written by coretta scott king could and mer perhaps should be read by each and every member of the chamber regardless of if you disagree with the conclusions her standing in the history of theld nation needs her voice should be