Sen. Jeff Sessions' history of criticizing civil rights groups has come up repeatedly at his confirmation hearing, with several Democratic senators asking about his relationship with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.
On Tuesday, eight protesters, NAACP members among them, were arrested after a sit-in at Sessions' Washington, D.C., office. Earlier, six NAACP activists were arrested at Sessions' Mobile, Ala., office, where they held a sit-in against his nomination.
One of the people arrested at the senator's Alabama office last week, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, is scheduled to speak at Sessions' confirmation hearing, which is supposed to run through Wednesday.