Look: 'What's Wrong, Massa? We Sick?' People Are Fully Dragging Condoleezza Rice for Endorsing Jeff Sessions

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Condoleezza Rice visits "FOX And Friends" at FOX Studios on November 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Look: 'What's Wrong, Massa? We Sick?' People Are Fully Dragging Condoleezza Rice for Endorsing Jeff Sessions

All this while the Office of Government Ethics says Trump nominee confirmation hearings are moving too fast.

Published January 10, 2017

In a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice endorsed Jeff Sessions for attorney general. 

Rice opened up to Grassley in the letter, where she called Sessions a "friend" and someone she admired "greatly," reported CNN.

"He is a man who is committed to justice and knows that law and order are necessary to guarantee freedom and liberty," Rice wrote.

Sessions’s past history of making racist comments and reportedly working against voting rights of Black people has made many people believe he is unfit to serve on the president-elect’s cabinet.

  1. And with Rice being a Black woman from Alabama, it is surprising that she has openly supported the man who was deemed too biased to serve as a federal judge in 1986

    Rice, who was the first Black woman to serve as secretary of state, has received much flack in the past for not acting for the advancement of African-Americans. 

  2. As news of her endorsement was made public, people have dragged her for standing behind a person whose past is rooted in racism

    Senator Sessions's confirmation hearing is the first in a week of hearings of Trump cabinet nominees. 

  3. Generally, The office of government ethics believes the confirmation hearings of Trump's nominees are happening too fast

    In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, OGE Director Walter Shaub wrote that "the announced hearing schedule for several nominees who have not completed the ethics review process is of great concern to me." 

    Shaub elaborated by saying that the speed of which the hearings are taking place has caused the ethics office to rush through necessary background materials of the nominees, reported NPR. 

    "More significantly, it has left some of the nominees with potentially unknown or unresolved ethics issues shortly before their scheduled hearings," Shaub continued. "I am not aware of any occasion in the four decades since OGE was established when the Senate held a confirmation hearing before the nominee had completed the ethics review process."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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