Attorney general Jeff Sessions discussed his opposition to 'sanctuary cities' in Phila

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Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017 "would reduce sentences for a highly unsafe cohort of criminals, including repeat risky drug traffickers and those who use firearms, and would apply retroactively to many unsafe felons, regardless of citizenship or immigration status".

Cory Gardner is vexed with Attorney General Sessions over enforcement of Federal marijuana laws in Colorado.

Last year, he issued a memorandum to all US Attorneys' offices instructing them to charge people with the highest provable offense - a move that is created to trigger mandatory minimum sentences under laws passed in the 1980s and 1990s that critics say can wrongfully criminalise drug addicts and disproportionately affect minority communities. "If they're involved in this letter", he continued, that "irritates me".

But there are a couple obvious problems with Sessions' idea.

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"Sen. Gardner's holds on Justice nominees remain in place as he and our staff continue to talk with the Department of Justice and discuss a path forward which recognizes Colorado's state's rights and ensures law enforcement has the authority and tools needed to protect our communities", the office said in a statement. ". He knows how hard it was to work out this compromise".

In December 2017, the city sued Sessions after the Department of Justice withheld over $1.5 million in federal grant money due to Philadelphia's noncompliance with federal immigration policies. "We're trying to confirm a number of important component heads at the Department of Justice", but "we can't even get a vote!"

The holds haven't taken too much of a political or public toll on Gardner, though Sessions lamented Gardner's actions during a gathering this week of the National Sheriff's Association.

Sessions' opposition to the draft bill comes as no surprise.

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The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of beginning the debate yesterday. They shouldn't be trying to dictate to us what we offer.

The five Republicans who voted against it, however, signaled they might be willing to support it later if some changes are made.

During his time in the Senate, he helped to kill a similar bill that was backed by many of his Republican and Democratic colleagues on the Judiciary Committee. Our nominee to lead the National Security Division was approved unanimously in committee.

Trump lamented in a tweet that there were "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior".

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