Democratic Senator Points Out Sessions' Work Has Spared African Americans 'Thousands of Prison Years'

Posted: Jan 10, 2017 2:30 PM

While some progressives continue to insist Sen. Jeff Sessions is a racist, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin testified Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general that he’s spared African Americans “thousands” of years in prison. 

Discussing his work with Sessions on the Fair Sentencing Act, Durbin said “inmates, overwhelmingly African-American, were spared thousands of prison years because of our joint effort to end this injustice.”

Check out his full comments below: