When it was announced that Donald Trump had nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions to become the new Attorney General, backlash quickly followed due to his controversial history when it comes to race relations. During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, various protesters were escorted out of the building and placed under arrest.

Sessions protest

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is known as one of the most conservative members of the Senate, who quickly became close to Donald Trump due to his hard-line stance on immigration. When Trump first nominated Sessions, the news media quickly went back into the archives to 1986 where he was nominated by Ronald Reagan to become the new U.S.

District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was denied his chance at the position due to his alleged "racist" remarks at the time. Sessions' past appeared to catch up to him on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing, as reported by CSPAN on January 10.

Not long after Jeff Session was about to begin his confirmation hearing, two protesters appeared to mock the Alabama senator as they stormed into the room dressed in full Ku Klux Klan (KKK) attire. As they were escorted out, one of the protesters could be heard yelling, "You can't arrest me, I'm a white man!" The two were eventually taken out of the building by law enforcement. Other protesters made there way into the room as they chanted "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA," but were quickly apprehended by police and also removed.

In addition, various members of the Code Pink social justice movement also crashed the Jeff Sessions hearing. One protester could be heard screaming "pig" at the senator as he sat in silence.

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Trump forward

The nomination of Jeff Sessions has been one in a long list of controversial picks by Donald Trump, with former KKK leader David Duke even praising the choice.

Duke, a controversial figure in his own right, was pleased with the Sessions' nomination, as he publicly called for the Alabama senator to help fight back discrimination against white Americans. As the hearings continue, the former host of "The Apprentice" will be sworn into office later this month on January 20.