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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Tragedy of Jeff Sessions

The tragedy of Jeff Session comes in multiple parts.

Part 1, his entry into politics
Part 2, having given voice to bigots
Part 3, rising in the ranks
Part 4, spreading his gospel
Part 5, co-opting Donald Trump
Part 6, getting caught
Part 7, disgracing America

I have friends and relatives from Alabama. I have had work engagements in that state, and know that some outstanding scientists and professionals live and work there. I am also familiar with the state's tarnished history. So where does Sessions fit?

Jeff Sessions is a conservative Republican who opposes civil rights and equal rights for gays and lesbians. As a Senator, he backed the War in Iraq and tax cuts the combination of which nearly doomed the nation financially. He is aligned with President Trump and the current profile of the Republican Party. Indict him, and you have the rest.
"Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States. Sessions served as the junior United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 until 2017 and is a member of the Republican Party. From 1981 to 1993, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but his nomination failed due to criticism of his record on civil rights, as well as allegations that he had made racially insensitive remarks. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. 
He opposed legal and illegal immigration and amnesty and supported the expansion of the border fence with Mexico. He supported the major legislative efforts of the George W. Bush administration, including the 2001 and 2003 tax cut packages, the Iraq War, and a proposed national amendment to ban same-sex marriage." 
Wiki
Jeff Sessions
  • 84th United States Attorney General
  • Incumbent
  • Assumed office February 9, 2017
  • President    Donald Trump
  • United States Senator from Alabama
  • In office January 3, 1997 – February 8, 2017
  • 44th Attorney General of Alabama
  • In office January 16, 1995 – January 3, 1997
  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama
  • In office 1981–1993
  • President    
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Personal details
  • Born    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
  • December 24, 1946 (age 70)
  • Selma, Alabama, U.S.
  • Political party    Republican
  • Spouse(s)    Mary Blackshear
  • Children    3
  • Education    
  • Huntingdon College (BA)
  • University of Alabama (JD)
  • Military service
  • Allegiance United States
  • Service/branch     United States Army
  • Years of service    1973–1977
  • Rank    US-O3 insignia. svg Captain
  • Unit    
  • 1184th United States Army Transportation Terminal Unit
  • United States Army Reserve
The collective tragedy of Jeff Sessions is that voters from Alabama have chosen this man to represent them for many years. This very flawed character has served in positions of responsibility in the military service and legal profession while harboring values and views that are exceedingly misaligned with most Americans. His having accomplished this serves as a red flag to Americans that they need to purge their elected officials of such persons as they are also misaligned with Constitutional values.

Sessions and his kind, have successfully hoodwinked American voters by confusing Constitutional freedom and independence to distract from their undermining equality and liberty for all. Since the President has chosen him for the important position of Attorney General and to this moment stands by him, the pair must be considered as being tied at the hip. When Sessions goes down to perjury and possibly worse, so will President Trump.

The cards are all on the table, except the President's IRS filing.
"Jeff Sessions Is a Disgrace to the Justice Department

He didn’t just lie about Russia—he’s put the Trump Administration on the wrong side of every major issue.

ARI BERMAN" 
https://www.thenation.com/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_03_02&utm_term=daily


Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

1 comment:

  1. Jabber, jabber, jabber

    "Sessions acknowledged that he was a surrogate of the Trump campaign. But he definitively said that he had no contacts with Russia. “I did not have communications with the Russians,” he told Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)."

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