This morning, we have received the news that Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General of the United States, the most powerful law enforcement official in the entire United States of America.
Donald Trump is seeking to make overt racism the new normal in America. Nonetheless, the Sessions record of racism is shocking. The New Republic reports that:
– Jeff Sessions used his power as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama to try to drive civil rights workers out of Alabama, prosecuting them on trumped up charges of voter fraud as punishment. Sessions was determined to punish civil rights workers for registering African-American citizens to vote. His prosecution against the civil rights workers, one of whom was a former aide to Martin Luther King Jr., failed. The court found that Sessions didn’t have the facts to back up his accusations.
– Sessions described a European American civil rights lawyer as “a disgrace to his race.”
– Sessions called the NAACP “UnAmerican”, claiming that it “forced civil rights down the throats of people”. Civil rights, of course, are nothing more than the freedoms that are guaranteed to all Americans under the Constitution of the United States of America.
– Sessions once declared that the only problem he has with the Ku Klux Klan is that some members of the KKK smoke marijuana.
– Sessions regularly referred to African-American lawyers as “boy”, warning one to “be careful what you say to white folks.”
– Sessions promoted the judicial nomination of Charles Pickering, who became infamous for his legal opinion that inter-racial marriage should be prohibited by law.
If confirmed by the US Senate, Jeff Sessions would join Michael Flynn, who sent out an online message threatening Jews, Frank Gaffney, who praised the work of white supremacists, and Steve Bannon, who has devoted his adult life to promoting neoNazi ideology in America.
Nobody can accidentally appoint this many outspoken racists. Donald Trump’s neoNazi appointments to top posts in the U.S. federal government is a purposeful white supremacist takeover of the United States of America.