or… “Trump set the bar in the sewer, and then he sank below it.”
So, Jeff Sessions is now the new Attorney General. It’s a joke, but setting that aside, there’s no excuse for what transpired when Senator Elizabeth Warren, opposing Trump’s horrid nomination Sessions, was silenced by the Republicans – specifically, Sen. Mitch McConnell – for “violating” the Senate rules by “impugning the motives” of Sessions.
The “offending” comments shared by Warren were quotes from a letter from the late Coretta Scott King, who objected to Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in the 1980’s, a position for which he’s equally morally unqualified.
Not surprising. What does Trump do when challenged? Scream. Accuse. Lie. Deflect. Tweet. So how can we expect different from his lackeys in the GOP?
Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter (below) and continue to share your voice with our government. We will not be silenced. RESIST.
“Dear Senator Thurmond:
I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama. My professional and personal roots in Alabama are deep and lasting. Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship. I regret that a long-standing commitment prevents me from appearing in person to testify against this nominee. However, I have attached a copy of my statement opposing Mr. Sessions’ confirmation and I request that my statement as well as this be made a part of the hearing record. I do sincerely urge you to oppose the confirmation of Mr. Sessions.
Coretta Scott King”