Watch: 'Jeff Sessions Is a Racist' – Twitter Responds to the Upcoming Confirmation Hearing of the Attorney General Nominee

MADISON, AL - FEBRUARY 28:  United States Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, beomes the first Senator to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States at Madison City Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Madison, Alabama.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

Watch: 'Jeff Sessions Is a Racist' – Twitter Responds to the Upcoming Confirmation Hearing of the Attorney General Nominee

A former colleague alleged that he once tried to drop a case against the KKK.

Published January 9, 2017

A past colleague of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions has come forward to refute the claims that Sessions has worked hard for civil rights in Alabama, reported The Daily Beast. 

Recently, Sessions and his racist past has received much scrutiny, causing him to defend any civil rights litigation he was responsible for. In one case, Sessions was responsible for the conviction of Henry Hays for lynching Michael Donald. 

"When I became a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, I, along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Figures and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, worked to solve the [Donald] murder,” Sessions wrote in his response to the Judiciary Committee questionnaire for his AG nomination. “Because the federal government did not have an enforceable death penalty at the time, I insisted that Hays be prosecuted by the local district attorney.”

However, Thomas Figures has said that although they convicted Hays, who was a member of the KKK, Sessions wanted to drop the case several times. 

"In the early stages of the case, Mr. Sessions did attempt to persuade me to discontinue pursuit of the case,” Figures testified against Sessions's 1986 appointment. Figures said that Sessions would call the case a waste of time and said that “if the perpetrators were found, I would not be assigned to the case."

  1. In 1986, Sessions was appointed for a federal judgeship, yet was seen to be unfit due to a slew of racist remarks he has made in the past
  2. During a trial in Mobile, Alabama, sessions referred to a Black law aide as 'boy'
  3. He has also called the NAACP 'un-American,' which truly showed the country his truest sense of bigotry
  4. The confirmation hearing for Sessions is scheduled for tomorrow and many fear his appointment will send the country back

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Taylor Hill/WireImage)


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