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Operation Rescue fires back after senator accuses them of advocating violence

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) gestures to picture behind him as he questions Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Capitol Hill Tuesday during Sessions' conformation hearing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

An anti-abortion group is firing back after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) accused them of promoting violence against abortion providers and asked Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to disavow their support during his confirmation hearing Monday.

Blumenthal asked Sessions to “disavow” the pro-life group Operation Rescue, a group that Blumenthal said advocated the “execution” of abortion providers. The group praised the selection of Sessions as attorney general.

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