If you were to listen only to the NAACP about Mr. Jeff Sessions – the Alabama Senator who Mr. Donald J. Trump, the President-elect, nominated to serve as the U.S Attorney General – than you’d picture in your mind a caricature of an unabashed, lifelong racist who thinks more highly of the Ku Klux Klan than the Voting Rights Act. Yet, if you were to adhere to the indoctrination of Black pastors from Alabama and elsewhere, than you’d perceive the political Left as gamblers who anticipate winning every battle because they always, no matter how the deck is shuffled, hold in their hands the seemingly unbeatable race card.
Thus far in 2017, no political proceeding has debunked the myth of the black monolith like the nomination of Senator Sessions, who was on the receiving end of a sit-in by the NAACP, which included its President and CEO, Mr. Cornell Brooks. Indeed, in one corner opposing Senator Sessions is a racial justice organization which is among America’s oldest and most revered – to be fair, most millennials appear indifferent to legacy civil rights institutions – and in the other corner, favoring Mr. Trump’s nominee, is a cohort of Black pastors and the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of State, Ms. Condoleezza Rice, who’s a native of Alabama.
“He is a man who is committed to justice and knows that law and order are necessary to guarantee freedom and liberty,” Ms. Rice, who called the Senator a friend, wrote.
Ms. Rice’s letter was mentioned at today’s confirmation hearing for Senator Sessions, which was repeatedly interrupted by protesters who were swiftly and aggressively removed by law enforcement officers. Senator Sessions on Tuesday morning, with his family looking on, strongly rejected the narrative that he was a racist who was cozy with the Ku Klux Klan.
“I abhor the Ku Klux Klan and what it represents,” said the Alabama Senator, who went on the state that he never declared the NAACP as un-American.
Senator Sessions had been on record saying he filed 20 to 30 civil rights cases to desegregate schools and political organizations, though at his hearing, when questioned by Senator Al Franken, the Alabama Senator conceded to a degree that the high number was embellished – no exact record of the number of cases appear to exist.
At least 1,400 law professors from across the country are opposing the nomination of Senator Session, who said on Tuesday he would recuse himself from any investigations that involve Mrs. Hillary Clinton’s email or charitable foundation due to comments he made during the 2016 election. Senator Sessions, as determined by his remarks on Tuesday, understands he faces an uphill battle for confirmation and that opposition from 1400 professors is quite the mountain to overcome.
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