Top Judiciary Republican calls Kagan "dangerous"

Sen. Jeff Sessions says Americans won't forgive voting to "impose a legal progressive activist legislator"

Published July 28, 2010 10:30PM (EDT)

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling Elena Kagan "a dangerous, progressive, political" nominee for the Supreme Court.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is warning fellow senators to "be careful" about backing President Barack Obama's nominee, who's expected to be confirmed easily next week.

He says Americans won't forgive senators who vote to "impose a legal progressive activist legislator from the bench upon them."

Sessions' latest and strongest speech denouncing Kagan comes shortly after Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to announce she'd break with her party to support Obama's nominee.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

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