Sessions Fights Past Racism Allegations

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Sen. Jeff Sessions has been fighting racism allegations he allegedly made in the past.  In the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that was assessing his ability to be the next attorney general, he said he is not a racist.

He also said he would “rescue” himself from all investigations into Hilary Clinton and stood by his views of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on abortion, and the congressional ban on waterboarding.

Sessions was put forward by Trump.  Sessions constantly defended Trump during his campaign which often invited controversy.

Sessions who has been accused of being a KKK sympathiser and describing the NAACP a group that tries to help black people have better lives, as un – American denied both claims.  He said, “I abhor the Klan and its hateful ideology. I never declared the NAACP was un-American.”

He also said he wouldn’t be involved in prosecuting Clinton.  He said, “I believe the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from questions involving those kinds of investigations involving Secretary Clinton that were raised during the campaign and could be otherwise connected to it.

“I believe that would be best for the country because we can never have a political dispute turn into a criminal dispute.”

He also said he would respect Supreme Court Rulings on abortion and same sex marriages.  Both of which he opposed.

He said, “I believe it violated the Constitution.  It is the law of the land, it has been settled for some time. … I will respect it and follow it.

On same sex marriage he said, “The Supreme Court has ruled on that, the dissents dissented vigorously, but it was 5-4 and … I will follow that decision,”

It is unlikely Sessions will not be confirmed as Republicans hold the majority in the Senate and none have voiced dissatisfaction.  Only if the Democrats can trip up Sessions will he be derailed.

 

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