In Alabama, Jeff Sessions Desegregated Schools and Got the Death Penalty for KKK Head……but the Left says he’s a “racist”….
It’s official Jeff Sessions of Alabama is Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General. Good Riddance LORETTA LYNCH!!!!
While I admit I was holding out for Trey Gowdy as my personal choice, Sessions is an admirable second.
Now I know the Mainstream Media is on a rampage of character assassination against Sessions in their attempts to dig up old accusations of racism.
Of course, CNN is first in line for all things racist and anti-Trump.
However, here’s a few things that you need to know before the left starts playing the race card.
Knowledge is power and after reading this perhaps you will be better equipped with facts to address their salacious claims.
Sessions is a controversial figure, namely because of his history of being accused of racism.
In fact, in 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sessions to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against appointing him after several former colleagues of Sessions went on record accusing him of racist language and behavior.
Jeff Sessions, a man deemed too racist to be a judge in the '80s, will be Attorney General. And there is no evidence he has changed at all
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) November 18, 2016
The accusations against Sessions according to Heavy were the following –
Sessions was Accused of Calling the NAACP & ACLU Un-American –
Sessions made comments in regards to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). J. Gerald Hebert, a lawyer, testified that Sessions was extremely critical of these groups. Sessions labeled the NAACP and ACLU “un-American” and “Communist-inspired,” according to CNN. Sessions also said that the groups “forced civil rights down the throats of people.” Sessions never denied he said these things. Now I don’t know about you but nothing about those statements seems racist to me. Perhaps the truth hurts?
Sessions Said He Thought the Ku Klux Klan Was OK Until He Found Out They Smoked Pot –
Another witness who gave a particularly damaging testimony was Thomas Figures, a black man who had previously worked for Sessions as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Alabama.
Figures made claims that Sessions had once said that he used to think that the Ku Klux Klan was okay until he found out that they smoked marijuana, according to The New York Times. Sessions claims the comments were made in jest.
Figures also testified that Sessions frequently called him “boy” and that he once told him to “be careful what you say to white folks.” Also, Figures backed up J. Gerald Herbert’s claims that Sessions had called the NAACP and the ACLU un-American.
“Had Mr. Sessions merely urged me to be careful what I say to ‘folks,’ that admonition would have been quite reasonable,” Figures said, according to The Huffington Post. “But that was not the language that he used. I realize, on the other hand, that Mr. Sessions’ remark may not have been premeditated. There was a period in our own lifetimes when blacks where regularly admonished to be particularly polite or deferential, and a remark of that sort may have just slipped out inadvertently.” However, Sessions himself denies any such allegation in regards to using the word “boy” in reference to a black person.
Dear black people
Know your place
— Jake from state farm (@my2bits4u) November 18, 2016
He was Accused of Speaking Critically of Civil Rights Legislation
Well, frankly there is a WHOLE lot to be critical of. Sessions was accused of being dismissive and highly critical of civil rights cases and legislation. Figures testified that Sessions made comments with regard to Civil Rights cases wishing he could decline them all.
Sessions denied not taking civil rights cases, and he later said in an interview with National Journal that “when I was [a U.S. Attorney], I signed 10 pleadings attacking segregation or the remnants of segregation, where we as part of the Department of Justice, we sought desegregation remedies.”
So a man that sought to DESEGREGATE his state and has a record for going AFTER segregation is a racist??? REALLY??
In another example he was accused of stating that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a “piece of intrusive legislation,” according to The Nation Sessions stood by this assertion during the Senate hearings. Hebert made claims in his testimony that Sessions had called a white civil rights lawyer a disgrace to his race for the attoney’s work on a voting rights case.
“I mentioned to Mr. Sessions that, you know, this had been said that a lawyer who handled civil rights cases in Mobile was either a traitor to his race or a disgrace to his race…as I recall, [Jeff Sessions] said, well, he probably is,” Herbert said, according to The Huffington Post.
Sessions denied making any such comment. He stated that AT MOST he had made comments with regard to how that particular lawyer was not well regarded around town.
He was Accused of Using The Word N*gg*r After a Court Hearing
“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.
Sessions’ actual track record show no suggestions of racism. His record shows the exact opposite actually. As a U.S. Attorney, he filed several cases to desegregate schools in Alabama. He also prosecuted the head of the Alabama state Klan – Henry Francis Hays – for abducting and killing Michael Donald, a black teenager selected at random. Sessions worked tirelessly on ensuring Hays was given the death penalty and summarily executed for his crimes once he became the Alabama Attorney General. Hays was the first white person in Alabama put to death for an offense against a black in 84 years. The successful prosecution of Hays also led to a $7 million civil judgment against the Klan. This effectively broke the hold of the KKK in Alabama.
Democrats attacked Mitt Romney and John McCain just as viciously for being "racist."
At this point, nobody believes them.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 18, 2016