Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Jeff Sessions to the coveted Attorney General position has caused the usual liberal pandemonium that we’re seeing with at the dawn of this new political era.
Like Mike Pence, Sessions has falsely been accused of bigotry that he never actually said. On the other hand, hardcore Trump supporters are hailing him as perfect pick for the god emperor’s cabinet.
So for those who don’t make a habit of worshipping politicians or ideologies, here are a few things to watch out for in the coming months:
- Sessions helped desegregate schools- Despite what leftists are saying, Sessions is most famous for prosecuting members of the KKK and desegregating Alabama schools during his time as Alabama’s AG. This is particularly interesting given the left’s intent to paint him as an old-school southern racist. Now, there are statements he’s quoted as saying that got him barred from district court. Some of those include Sessions saying that he thought the KKK was ok until he found out they smoked pot and that he thought the NAACP was un-American. The former was only heard by one attorney, and I’m not commenting on the latter because I’m too poor for a lawsuit. In any case, these happened decades ago and Sessions record should speak for itself.
- Sessions falsely charged a friend of MLK with voter fraud- Say what you will about the man, but he seems pretty unbiased about who to prosecute. One of Sessions’ pet peeves has been voter impersonation, which he took up when he charged a former adviser of MLK and two other black activists with 29 counts of voter fraud. Turned out, the guys were just trying to get people to register and were cleared of all charges.
- Sessions thinks drug users are evil- The senator believes that the Reagan administration’s war on drugs was the best thing ever, and famously said that one of the program’s biggest accomplishments was highlighting the evils of drug users. So, you know, I don’t think pot legalization is going to be on the agenda anytime soon.
So there you have it. Like most things in Alabama, Sessions is a mixed bag who’s a lot more complicated than he seems.