With Alabama Senator and Elmer Fudd lookalike Jefferson Beauregard Sessions becoming Attorney General, that department’s “justice” will only be in the name. Even his name is kinda racist. This guy probably snores the n-word (I stole that joke).
Sessions has voiced hostility toward the department for not defending a federal ban on gay marriage. Look for sessions to wipe away progress in civil rights and police accountability. He’s likely to push Trump’s hard-line agenda on immigration, guns, terrorism, and drugs.
Sessions is one of the most anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-L.G.B.T. voices in the Senate. He once called the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a “piece of intrusive legislation.” He once brought voter-fraud charges against three civil rights workers trying to register black voters in rural Alabama who were eventually acquitted. He has voted against legislation that would lower charges against low-level drug offenders. Instead he would fight to continue the for-profit private prison system by implementing more mandatory-minimum sentences and harsher punishments for drug crimes.
Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship was voted down by the Senate in the 1980s after accusations of making racist comments such as calling a black prosecutor “boy,” and using the n-word.
He’s also described groups like the N.A.A.C.P. and the American Civil Liberties Union as “un-American” and joked that the Ku Klux Klan was “okay, until he learned that they smoked marijuana.” He also said “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” He wasn’t joking that time. It’ll be interesting, and perhaps scary, how he deals with states that have legalized the stuff.
On top of everything else, he’s game for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
If Trump wants a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton, Sessions will be the person to make that call where millions will be spent in another pointless investigation of the Clintons.
Is the joke that Donald Trump will be president setting in for you yet?
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