Senator Jeff Session’s two-day confirmation hearing for Attorney General began Tuesday, and kicked off with multiple public meltdowns among liberal protestors.
As the hearing was just getting started, two protesters wearing Ku Klux Klan garb (wonder where they got those?) screamed in fake southern accents that Sessions is a racist, while holding fan fingers reading, “Go Jeffie Boy!” and “KKK.”
As Sessions sat calmly with his granddaughter on his lap, other protesters joined in. Activists from the leftist group Code Pink chanted, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”
Each disruptive hissy fit “protest” was swiftly removed from the hearing by security.
It’s too bad they couldn’t stick around, because what came next proved these left-wing loonies are willfully uninformed in their dramatic criticisms of Sessions.
Senator Chuck Grassley began the hearing addressing Sessions relationship with the KKK, stating facts that prove the exact opposite of what the protesters were proclaiming.
Sessions was one of the driving forces in the capital punishment of Klansman Francis Hays for the murder of African-American teenager Michael Donald. Grassley praised Sessions, saying, “He made sure that case was brought to state court where the defendant was eligible for and received the punishment that he justly deserved: the death penalty.”
A Code Prink activist told The Daily News that their purpose at the hearing was, “to oppose racism, homophobia, and anti-immigrant policies.”
It’s clear the protesters get their information from the liberal media, and ignore accurate information that is right in front of them and coming straight from the source.
Sessions addressed wrongful accusations of racism at the start of the hearing, claiming they are, “damnably false charges.”
He promised as Attorney General he would, “never falter in its obligation to protect the rights of every American, particularly those who are most vulnerable.”
In addressing the left’s concern of mass deportations, Sessions said, “We are not in a position, financially or otherwise, to seek out and remove (all illegal immigrants).” Instead, he offered, “We will prosecute those who repeatedly violate our borders. It will be my priority to confront these crises vigorously, effectively and immediately.”
He spoke out against torture, and even announced he would recuse himself from any investigations related to failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, presumably in favor of an independent investigators.
While Sessions made relatively moderate, inclusive statements, the intolerant left clearly don’t read past the headlines.
As Sessions’ hearing heads into it’s second day Wednesday, protests will likely continue as he defends himself against, “damnably false charges.”
— The Horn editorial team