Watch Live: Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general faces the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, is currently testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is facing a tough line of questioning regarding his civil rights record and views on criminal justice. Several protesters challenging Sessions’ fitness for the position have already been removed.

For live social media updates, follow Mother Jones reporter Pema Levy who is in the room for the hearing.


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn't fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation today so we can keep on doing the type of journalism 2019 demands.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.


We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.