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“I want to spend a little bit of time highlighting an aspect of your record, which is your involvement in the prosecution of Henry Hays, a member of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz told Sessions during the hearing. “Because I suspect it’s something very few people watching this hearing have ever heard of, and it is striking. And I think highly revealing, so I’d just like to walk through some of the facts,” Cruz said. He went on:
I have not seen any appointee to the cabinet– Democratic or Republican– who has a record like you do of prosecuting Klansman, putting them on death row, bankrupting them, and putting them out of business. I admire you’re doing so, and I’ll issue a challenge to our friends in the news media. I notice every time a protester [opposing Sessions] jumped up, all the photographers took pictures of the protestors. I suspect we’re going to see them in all the papers. I would encourage the news media: cover this story, tell the story on the 6 o’clock news about Jeff Sessions helping to prosecute a Klansman who murdered an innocent African American, put him on death row, and help[ed] bankrupt the Klan in Alabama. That’s a story that needs to be told. And Sen. Sessions, I thank you for your record. I thank you for your service.