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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President-elect Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, is openly racist. (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched another blistering attack on Donald Trump Friday.

    "Let's talk for a minute about the elephant in the room," Sen. Warren said. "The large orange elephant in the room."

    Sen. Warren wasted no time in going after the president-elect, saying the ugly campaign of bigotry he ran is continuing.

    "So the question is, would he walk away from that after he won the election, and I've got to say the early signs are bad in where they're headed," she said.

    Sen. Warren Criticizes Trump Cabinet Picks

    [NECN] Sen. Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Donald Trump Cabinet Picks
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President-elect Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's selection for attorney general, is openly racist. (Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016)

    Warren says Trump is stacking his transition team with insiders and moving away from campaign promises to clean up Washington.

    "Donald Trump is proving that it was nothing more than a con to claim that he was going to work for the American people," said Warren, who was speaking at the New England Women's Policy Conference at UMass Boston.

    She criticized Trump's selection of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

    Sessions lost a bid in the 1980s for a federal judgeship after allegations he made racist statements.

    "I think that's disqualifying across the board, and to be attorney general of the United States. That's the chief law enforcement officer in the U.S., he would be in charge of the Civil Rights Division," said Warren.

    But Republicans have hinted Sessions would likely be confirmed for the job.

    "I strongly urge Donald Trump to withdraw any consideration of Sen. Sessions, but if Donald Trump fails to do that, then there will be a moral question in the United States Senate, and that is can the Republicans step up and say no," she said.

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