President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the Attorney General in his administration. Sessions is a right-winger who wants to stomp all over the First Amendment.
Khizr Khan, who became well-known after his powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention, has written a letter to the Department of Justice begging them not to accept Sessions. The letter said in part:
“As a grateful patriot citizen, I must voice my concerns, timely and loudly, on behalf of our beloved nation that the Civil Rights progress we have made thus far is threatened by this nominee for the office of the chief law enforcement officer of our nation.”
“… I urge you to think beyond partisan politics as you consider this nomination. Thirty years ago, a bipartisan group of senators rejected Mr Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. His record since then does not give us any reason to believe that those senators were in error.”
Sessions is a racist and a fundamentalist. When he was nominated to be a federal judge in 1986, he was criticized for not protecting voting rights for Black people. He was also accused of supporting the Ku Klux Klan, and he thinks the separation of church and state is “unconstitutional.”
We need to find someone else to be our Attorney General, but I’m sure he’ll fit right in with Trump.
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