Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is a good ole boy from Alabama, and he has, to put it mildly, led an interesting life.
Mr Sessions, thanks to president elect trump, is now on the cusp of becoming the lead law enforcement official in this country. Talk about the "fox guarding the henhouse.
This is a guy who was voted down for a federal Judgeship because he was deemed too racist to sit on the bench. The senate saw him for what he was back then, the question now is will he be able to show his former colleagues that he has had a come to Jesus moment.
"The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony during hearings in March and May 1986, that Sessions had made racist remarks and called the NAACP and ACLU “un-American.”
Thomas Figures, a black assistant US attorney who worked for Sessions, testified that Sessions called him “boy” on multiple occasions and joked about the Ku Klux Klan, saying that he thought Klan members were “OK, until he learned that they smoked marijuana.”
On why he never spoke up against Sessions’ alleged use of the term, Figures testified: “I felt that if I had said anything or reacted in a manner in which I thought appropriate, I thought I would be fired.”' [Source]
Many black organizations are calling for the president elect to reconsider this selection because they know that throughout his legal and political career he has done and said some questionable things as it relates to minorities.
"Another accusation that came up was that Sessions had once allegedly approached an opponent at the conclusion of a court hearing and angrily used a racial slur.
“It is suggested that you stated to Mr. Wiley at the conclusion of a particularly contentious hearing back in 1981, ‘Do not worry,’ or ‘do not be too happy’…’John,’ meaning Archer, ‘will be watching you and the n*gger,’ referring to the only black commissioner in Mobile,” Senator Joe Biden said in the hearing.
Sessions immediately denied that this had happened, saying, “that is an absolutely false statement,” The Huffington Post reports."
I don't think so, Senator. You are an older republican white man from Alabama. Just a thought here, but I am guessing that you have dropped that word a time or two.
Sadly,tough, you will get through the nomination process, because tribalism will trump (no pun intended) decency every time.
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