During Sen. Jeff Sessions’s confirmation hearing yesterday for attorney general, the “tolerant” left reared its ugly head on a number of occasions.
For example, a crazy mob of protesters (some from Code Pink, others dressed in KKK attire) attempted to disrupt as best they could.
But the worst part was when a nutjob went after the Alabama senator’s granddaughter.
Yes, this really happened.
Sessions’s granddaughter is Asian.
From National Review:
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee commenced its confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), their longtime colleague in the Senate and the former attorney general of Alabama. Prior to the proceedings, Sessions, whom President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney general, visited with family, who came to support him in the biggest job interview of his life. 01:39
Of the entire assembled Sessions clan, one family member in particular stood out to MTV News correspondent Ira Madison III. This reporter found it troubling that the junior senator from Alabama was, in plain view, holding in his lap a toddler who appeared to be of Asian descent.
“Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from,” Madison wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
When hundreds of users pointed out that “this Asian baby” was, in fact, Sessions’s granddaughter, Madison feigned previous knowledge of this fact, and fired off a series of tweets in efforts to justify his astonishingly offensive remarks about a little girl.
“There is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an ‘I’m not racist’ message,” he continued.
No reason, of course, except that her entire family — which includes Sessions’s daughter, Ruth, and her Asian-American husband, John — was present to witness the most important moment of her grandfather’s professional career.
Madison never issued an apology for his initial tweet. Instead, the lifestyle blogger, who in a delicious twist of irony manages a site called “Delete Your Account,” sent several more explaining that it was Senator Sessions who was the racist, exploiting his own grandchildren to convince the public he wasn’t one.
“Why is she a prop?” he mused in another post. “Sessions argued for a policy that in the 1880s was used to discriminate against Asian Americans.”
Check out Jake Tapper’s reaction at this link.
Check out Sen. Ted Cruz’s response to Black Lives Matter thugs who disrupted the hearing at this link.