Excerpt from The Hill
Written by Jonathan Easley and Lydia Wheeler
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who has emerged as one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most polarizing Cabinet picks, will face his colleagues in the Senate on Tuesday as he seeks confirmation to become the country’s next attorney general.
As a former U.S. attorney and attorney general in his home state of Alabama, most would say Sessions has the experience necessary to lead the Justice Department.
But he faces fierce opposition from liberal outside groups, who have cast him as a racist and questioned his commitment to protecting civil and voting rights.
Here’s a look at five things to watch as a frantic week of confirmation hearings gets underway on Capitol Hill: