Saturday, November 19, 2016

1986: U.S. Senate denied Jeff Sessions a federal judgeship over accusations of racism

Link to WaPo Article

Donald Trump’s Attorney General Nominee Wrote Off Nearly All Immigrants From An Entire Country

Sen. Jeff Sessions thought that “almost no one” from the Dominican Republic coming to the U.S. had skills to benefit America.

 11/19/2016 08:13 am ET
Excerpt from HuffPo:
A vocal early supporter of Trump, Sessions was a logical candidate for a top position in the incoming administration. But his past statements on civil rights and race ensured his nomination would be contentious. Thirty years ago, Sessions was denied confirmation for a federal judgeship after the Senate Judiciary Committee objected to racist remarks he had made calling the NAACP and ACLU “un-American” and expressing sympathy for the KKK.

JG: Trump is surrounding himself with Nazi-like individuals. I hope that the U.S. Senate will reject U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for Trump's Attorney General.

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