Sen. Jeff Sessions has been put through a giant rigmarole during his confirmation hearing, which at this point seems like it’s been going on for years.
Democrats took to the Senate floor Wednesday to filibuster Sessions’ confirmation from coming to a vote. The Dems know that with a Republican-controlled Congress, it will only be a matter of time before Sessions is approved as the next U.S. Attorney General.
They call it a confirmation hearing, but there hasn’t been much in the way of confirming going on.
The left side of the aisle has done nothing but turn these hearings into witch-hunts and name-calling exhibitions. And the one name they always seem to have no problem calling Sessions -- and anyone else who doesn’t agree with their radical ideology -- is "racist."
They have tried to dig up every possible thing they can to connect Sessions to a history of racism. But a little factoid they neglected to mention was that in 2009, the NAACP gave Sessions their Governmental Award of Excellence.
Sen. Lindsay Graham tweeted out the following:
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said this about Sessions in November 2016:
Senator Sessions’ record suggests that he will carry on an old, ugly legacy in this country’s history when civil rights for African-Americans, women and minorities were not regarded as core American values. While Lady Justice may be said to be blind, we need an Attorney General with 20-20 vision in seeing racial injustice. Whether Senator Sessions, with decades of failing grades on the NAACP’s report card, possesses a racial vision and commitment to justice is in serious question.
“Decades of failing grades on the NAACP report card.”
I only repeat that, because Brooks must have glossed over that awkward moment in 2009 when Sessions was given the award.
That’s okay. We’ll just chalk up this one to a classic case of being forgetful.