Senator Who Once OK’d the Klan Is Now Up for Attorney General – and Someone Just Called Him Out on His Past

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Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think that not having adequate background checks is any reason to stop confirmation hearings from moving forward.

Despite this never having been the case for anyone really ever before in American history.

The Trump team seems to think their nominees are above the laws. They obviously see Trump as such.

But Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, who’s nominated for the position of U.S. Attorney General, definitely needs a background check.

In 1986, a Republican Congress found him too racist to be a federal judge, having said that only problem he had with the KKK was that they “smoked pot.”

Now, with the Trump administration, Sessions is trying to pretend he’s always actually supported civil rights – by taking credit for a case he really had no role in.

But attorneys from Sessions’ past and Democratic politicians were having none of it.

An attorney who once worked on a civil rights case with Sessions says Sessions is now trying to “steal credit for,” and called out his lie:

“He’s trying to paint a picture that he was a vigorous enforcer of the civil rights laws by saying this, and that’s not true… that he’s trying to claim something he didn’t do is a problem in my eyes.”

Democratic Senator Al Franken forced Sessions into admitting that as a U.S. Attorney, he never once worked to advance civil rights or desegregate America.

Thank you for making sure we don’t end up with someone who once condoned the KKK as our Attorney General!

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

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