The Senate has confirmed Jeff Sessions as the United States attorney general after a 52-47 vote Wednesday evening. Sessions’s confirmation has faced widespread protests over his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and his history of making racist comments. The vote capped a contentious 24 hours that began Tuesday night, when Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced and rebuked by the Senate for reading a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King denouncing Sessions, who was at the time being considered for a federal judgeship. For more, we speak with Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Reynolds. She worked with Coretta Scott King on her memoir, “Coretta Scott King: My Life, My Love, My Legacy.”
Every day that he holds the Presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to build a wall and pay for it, instead of insisting, by executive order, that the wall will be built. In just one short week as President, he has demeaned our democracy and our voters, caused international turmoil, and more. But he is doing exactly what he said he would do.
The Journalists Roundtable joined with the Newseum in Washington on Feb. 4, 2017, in a book event featuring the Rev. Barbara Reynolds, who has written Coretta Scott King’s “as told to” memoir, “My Life, My Love, My Legacy.”Reynolds was interviewed by John Maynard, the Newseum’s director of exhibit programming and a former Washington Post reporter. She answered questions from audience members and signed books until the Newseum was sold out of them.