Sessions, deemed too racist to be a judge, is now Attorney General

Posted by | February 8, 2017 20:21 | Filed under: Politics

A few minutes ago, the US Senate confirmed Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as Attorney General by a divided vote of 52-47. Just to refresh your memory:

Formerly a state attorney general and federal prosecutor, the Alabama senator has struggled against accusations of racism and bigotry on the way to his likely confirmation as top law enforcement officer in the nation.

In the 1980s, Mr Sessions was also deemed too racist to be a federal judge – an allegation that he called “damnably false” during his Senate confirmation hearing in January.

And there’s this:

In 1986, Session’s nomination for a federal judgeship was rejected after one of his former subordinates, Thomas Figures, alleged that Sessions called him “boy,” made remarks disparaging civil-rights organizations, and made jokes about the KKK, even as his office was investigating the Donald lynching. Civil-rights groups have harshly criticized Sessions’s nomination, arguing that he is hostile to federal anti-discrimination and voting-rights law.

And the men of the Senate GOP majority silenced Elizabeth Warren for bringing this up:

When Sessions was up for a federal judgeship in 1986, Coretta Scott King — the late widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. — begged the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote against his appointment. Senators on both sides of the aisle ultimately considered him too racist for the job, based on his disparaging comments about African Americans. He reportedly said the NAACP and ACLU were “Communist-inspired” and “un-American” … and joked that the worst thing about the KKK was its marijuana-smoking members.

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14 responses to Sessions, deemed too racist to be a judge, is now Attorney General

  1. labman57 February 8th, 2017 at 20:37

    One more nail in the coffin containing the corpse of ethnic, religious, and gender identification equality in America.

  2. mea_mark February 8th, 2017 at 20:41

    The corruption of our government continues. Making America Ghastly Again is the GOP schtick.

  3. arc99 February 8th, 2017 at 20:41

    Brought to you by the idiots who insisted there was no real difference between Trump and Hillary.

  4. amersham1046 February 8th, 2017 at 20:53

    Start expecting the Supreme Court to hear some of the oddest petitions in their history

  5. Larry Schmitt February 8th, 2017 at 20:55

    One more in the cabinet of deplorables.

    • bpollen February 10th, 2017 at 05:46

      The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari it ain’t. Cuz that silent horror movie was written by anti-authoritarians. Plus, it was fiction.

  6. Obewon February 8th, 2017 at 21:01

    Surely Sessions knows where the illegal Klansmen are. He’ll arrest far right terrorists, right? /s.

  7. RandyBastard February 8th, 2017 at 22:04

    Well, at least he isn’t a senator anymore. So he can be impugned non-stop for the next few years.

  8. Mike February 8th, 2017 at 22:05


  9. Tommie February 8th, 2017 at 23:46

    Which means justice will be messed up worse than it already was!

  10. Bunya February 9th, 2017 at 15:07

    So, Sessions was too racist to be a judge, but contains just the right amount of bigotry to become Attorney General. The dumbing down of America continues.

  11. robert February 9th, 2017 at 16:47

    So the clown can’t join the circus but allowed at birthday parties

  12. amersham1046 February 9th, 2017 at 17:54

    From the BBC–
    America’s new top prosecutor, Jeff Sessions, has said the US must bring an end to illegal immigration, as he was sworn in at the White House.
    The US attorney general said: “We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the public safety, pulls down the wages of working Americans.”
    Pulls down wages, I thought that was the job of the new Secretary of Labor

  13. bpollen February 10th, 2017 at 05:38

    Grand Exalted Imperial Dragon Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions!

    Who needs voting rights, eh?

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