Gay, POC Congressional Members Made Jeff Sessions Stutter

Pramila Jayapal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, repeatedly caught lying about his connections and communications with Russian officials, faced the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a nearly five hour grilling.

Most Republicans — of which most are white, straight, cisgender men — treated Sessions with kid gloves, or tried to make him commit to hiring a special counsel to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory involving former secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Democrats, meanwhile, took the gloves off.

Some of the most aggressive questioning came from House members who are people of color, female, Jewish, or gay, like Rhode Island's David Cicilline. These Democrats not only questioned Sessions's lies, they took him to task for his antiquated views on policing, drug enforcement, and race relations. Watch below:

Zoe Lofgren (California)

Sheila Jackson Lee (New York)

Steve Cohen (Tennessee)

Luis Gutierrez (Illinois)

Karen Bass (California)

Cedrick Richmond (Louisiana)

Hakeem Jeffries (New York)

David Cicilline (Rhode Island)

Ted Lieu (California)

Jamie Raskin (Maryland)

Pramila Jayapal (Washington)

Brad Schneider (Illinois)

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