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New York Senator Charles Schumer is vowing a very tough vetting process for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Neil Cavuto reported.

Schumer is taking issue with insensitive statements about race that the now-Alabama senator made decades ago when he was being considered for a judgeship.

"He apparently did make insensitive statements in his youth some 30 years ago," Judge Andrew Napolitano said.

Napolitano questioned whether Schumer, who will succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate Minority Leader, is objecting to the 69-year-old's nomination "for political consumption; to stimulate the left-wing base of the Democratic Party."

"Or [is] it because of [Schumer's] objection to having a true blue dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican like Jeff Sessions run the Justice Department," 

"There is not a single public or private statement to which Senator Schumer can point in the past 25 or 30 years out of the mouth of Jeff Sessions that would disqualify him from this position."

Cavuto said Sessions has disavowed his past statements and has pointed to his own actions as state attorney general to suppress Ku Klux Klan activity in Alabama.

Watch Judge Napolitano's full remarks above and let us know what you think in the comments.


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