| Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III from Alabama |
sees defending Donald Trump as mission of Justice Department
Harris had the gall to disorder the racist, former senator now serving as United States Attorney General, making the southern man, "nervous."
At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sessions was questioned by Sen. Harris who persisted in examining Sessions' "batter-fried nonsense," (Pierce, Esquire), that his refusal to answer questions about President Trump was justified by the long-standing, secret DoJ policy that the attorney general could not cite because it does not exist.
Sen. Harris was having none of Sessions' making up policy, and her questioning made Sessions look ridiculous.
But the old, bigoted Sen. McCain from Arizona who in 1983 voted against Martin Luther King, Jr. Day could not watch his racist, "I may have said something about the NAACP being un-American or Communist, but I meant no harm by it," friend fold on national television, certainly not under examination by a woman, (Mal Contends), (Washington Post).
Sessions was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 by the Republican-controlled Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which voted down Sessions 10-8 for being "unfit," (Phillips, Washington Post, New York Times).
No problem for McCain. McCain championed the Sessions nomination to attorney general this year, and is now running political interference for the old bastard as attorney general.
Notes Jonathan Chait, (New York Magazine):
Is the policy is written down, she asked? 'I think so,' replied Sessions — an answer lacking the level of legal precision one might hope to get from the federal government’s top attorney. Harris tried to drill down into just how Sessions learned about this policy. Sessions said he had followed a 'principle,' which apparently is more of an oral tradition or something. That’s when John McCain, off-camera, jumped in to complain about Harris’s questioning.
It appears McCain is following his own long-standing, secret policy with respect to coming to the aid of racists.
2017 is not 1986. It's starting to look like 1956 when being a racist was not a disqualification for high government positions.