It’s official: Jeff Sessions is President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General — and of course, you’re going to hear a lot of stories claiming he’s a “racist.”
The Weekly Standard noted his completely non-racist past:
Between the nature of the accusations and Sessions’s actual record of desegregating schools and taking on the Klan in Alabama, it strains credulity to believe that he is a racist.
Sessions’s actual track record certainly doesn’t suggest he’s a racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. As a U.S. Attorney he filed several cases to desegregate schools in Alabama.
And he also prosecuted the head of the state Klan, Henry Francis Hays, for abducting and killing Michael Donald, a black teenager selected at random. Sessions insisted on the death penalty for Hays. When he was later elected the state Attorney General, Sessions followed through and made sure Hays was executed. The successful prosecution of Hays also led to a $7 million civil judgment against the Klan, effectively breaking the back of the KKK in Alabama.
One can disagree with Sessions on policy — but no one can attempt to assassinate his character, because, as the facts show, he has consistently stood up for truth, justice, and the rule of law.
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