Sessions' 'crack' crack cracks up crowd

July 16, 2009 1:52:42 PM PDT
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' comment on crack cocaine cracked up the crowd. The top Republican at Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court hearing was talking about trying to schedule a Judiciary Committee hearing on the disparity between the sentencing of powder cocaine abusers and crack cocaine users.

Sessions said he and Democratic Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont were "going to do that crack cocaine thing."

The hearing room erupted in laughter. Sessions also laughed and said he misspoke.

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