Jeff Sessions just started his Senate hearing to become the Attorney General under President Elect Donald Trump. Because of this, his past found it’s way into the spot light of the nation making him largely infamous. Much of this political history is hard to research and decipher in the face of fake news and the mainstream media – so let me outline for you everything that is wrong with Jeff Sessions.
Sessions is currently a senator from Alabama and certainly acts like it. In a humorous yet dark way, he acts as if it is still 1850. His career is stained with various racial and controversial quotes and give the voter a peek into his actual beliefs. These heinous acts all start in 1986 when Ronald Reagan nominated Sessions to be a judge in the southern district of Alabama. Although the majority of Alabama’s inner circle supported him, many did not. Especially when the Department of Justice reveled some racially offensive remarks such as calling the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union “Un-American” and “Communist-inspired”. Sessions went on to say that the NAACP was trying to force civil rights “down the throats of the people”. Friends of Sessions like civil rights lawyer Gerald Herbert, explained that he does not consider Sessions a racists, but, “has a tendency sometimes to just say something, and I believe these comments were along that vein.” A kind remark considering Sessions that white civil right attorneys are a “disgrace to his race”
Now, after reading this incident, I though that was the worst Session can be. Maybe I am a bit naive when dealing with racists. But there is no “worst” of Sessions. He continues to surprise us when Attorney Thomas Figures asked Sessions what he thought of the Ku Kluk Klan to which Sessions responded that he thought they were, “Ok until I found out they smoked pot”. Sessions later said that was a joke – and if so, he would fit nicely in the Trump administration. They seem to have the same kind of humor. With Trump’s humor and Joe Biden’s foot-in-mouth moments, Sessions would be an entertaining character – as well as a dangerous one.
Recently, Sessions explained that he was pro-legal immigration. Not a bad position. But, as he is prone to do, Sessions ruined that when he explained why he is pro-legal immigration. “Legal immigration is the primary source of low-wage immigration into the United States…What we need now is immigration moderation: slowing the pace of new arrivals so that wages can rise, welfare rolls can shrink and the forces of assimilation can knit us all more closely together.” Well, as long as we need low-wage immigration, trust Sessions to be all for it. Let us not ponder too long about what would happen if we do not need low-wage workers or what he means by low-wage.
Now, perhaps the worst part about Sessions is his anti-science approach to global warming. I recall I once said you can judge a person’s mental capacity by how they interpret or believe in science. In 2015, Sessions was questioning the EPA’s Gina McCarthy saying, “Carbon pollution is CO2, and that’s really not a pollutant; that’s a plant food, and it doesn’t harm anybody except that it might include temperature increases.” Mind numbing