Email            Embed

Police escorted protesters away as they chanted "No KKK" at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Senator Jeff Sessions.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

Senator Sessions defended his record on civil rights in his opening statement before the Judiciary committee:

(Sessions) "I never declared the NAACP was un-American or that a civil rights attorney was a disgrace to his race."

He said as head of the Justice Department, he would recuse himself from investigations:

(Sessions) "That involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign."

Sessions vowed to prosecute repeat border jumpers and he used the term "radical Islamic terrorism" when he talked about fighting terror.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

Follow Rachel Sutherland on Twitter: @SutherlandFOX

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)