Thursday, November 24, 2016
Allegations from the past about Jeff Sessions
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sessions for the job of attorney general so the following unsubstantiated allegations have been re-animated by the media
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony during hearings in March and May 1986, that Sessions had made racist remarks and called the NAACP and ACLU "un-American."
Thomas Figures, a black assistant US attorney who worked for Sessions, testified that Sessions called him "boy" on multiple occasions and joked about the Ku Klux Klan, saying that he thought Klan members were "OK, until he learned that they smoked marijuana."
On why he never spoke up against Sessions' alleged use of the term, Figures testified: "I felt that if I had said anything or reacted in a manner in which I thought appropriate, I thought I would be fired."
Sessions angrily denied the allegations at the time. His office did not respond to a recent request for comment.
If the allegations were true how come Sessions fought the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama and desegregated schools? What should we believe? Unsubstantiated allegations or his actual deeds?