Saturday, November 19, 2016

How ugly will Democrats get in smearing Jeff Sessions?


NYPOST OPED

Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, will likely face a tough confirmation fight. What remains to be seen is how ugly those hearings will get.

No sooner had Sessions been named than the left — and much of the press — were tarring the Alabama senator as a racist. The NAACP tweeted that he “supports an old, ugly history” when it comes to civil rights.

Most of this traces to 1986, when the Senate rejected his nomination for a federal judgeship, based on hearsay testimony from two lawyers alleging he’d made racially charged statements.
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Sessions denied some of the statements and apologized for others, while defending his record. The late Sen. Arlen Specter, a liberal Republican who cast the deciding vote against Sessions, later called it “a mistake” that “remains one of my biggest regrets.”

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