Six Facts Everybody Needs to Know About Jeff Sessions

By Julia Hahn

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will appear Tuesday morning before his colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to begin his confirmation hearing to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

The populist Senator’s partisan opponents and their allies in corporate media have done everything in their power to smear Sessions’ good name.

Here are a few facts about the man who is likely to be the nation’s next Attorney General:

(1) Jeff Sessions has spent five decades as a champion of civil rights.

From campaigning against George Wallace’s wife as a young Republican in the 1960s to demonstrating, what famed civil rights attorney Barry Kowalski described as, an “unequivocal commitment to the prosecution of criminal civil rights cases” during his time as southern Alabama’s U.S. attorney, Sessions has stood at the vanguard of the great civil rights battles throughout modern history.

Sessions has been credited as having been indispensable in obtaining the first death penalty conviction of a white man for the murder of a black citizen in Alabama since before World War I. He’s also a vocal admirer of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and led the effort to award her the Congressional gold medal, Fox News has reported. In 2010, Sessions even introduced a resolution to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of his favorite novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, which he has described as “one of America’s truly great literary works” that is valued by “all those who believe in fairness, equality and justice.”

(2) Jeff Sessions is the intellectual architect of a new civil rights agenda to help unemployed African Americans into good-paying jobs.

As a U.S. Senator, Sessions has done more than perhaps any other Republican to reach out to the black community and champion their interests. Indeed, no lawmaker has worked more tirelessly than Sessions to uphold the legacy of civil rights leader and late Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who argued for immigration reductions to prioritize the jobs and wages of African American workers. Sessions has stood up to both parties’ establishments as they’ve pushed for corporatist trade and immigration policies that have turned black Americans into refugees in their own communities—these issues have arguably become among the great civil rights issues of our time.

“Immigrants and other minority groups are the ones that are suffering the most from excessive immigration and this flawed trade policy of ours,” Sessions told the Daily Caller last year while discussing the importance of advancing a pro-American worker trade and immigration agenda. “A nation owes its first obligation to its own citizens,” Sessions separately explained in 2014. “But our current immigration policy advantages the citizens of other countries over our own. Undeniably, one of the groups most hurt economically by unjust immigration policies are African-American citizens,” Sessions said. “[T]he long-term large-scale importation of foreign labor has substantially eroded wages in the black community.”

As U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has explained, Sessions “has done more to protect the jobs and enhance the wages of black workers than anyone in either house of Congress over the last 10 years… Of all the Senators and public officials that I’ve dealt with, I cannot think of anyone who has been more devoted to issues related to wages and employment levels of all Americans, but particularly black American workers.”

“Senator Sessions has been a leader in the fight for preserving American jobs and ensuring opportunities for African American workers,” civil rights attorney and founder of the Black American Leadership Alliance, Leah Durant, told Breitbart.

(3) It is largely ignored by corporate media, but Sessions has also risked more professionally than perhaps any lawmaker in Washington to advance the interests of American workers.

Unafraid to buck his own party’s donors and leaders in his effort to protect American workers, Sessions led the fight against the Paul Ryan-backed controversial expansion to the H-2 visa program, which a 2015 Buzzfeed exposé revealed is being used to disproportionately lay off and replace black American workers. According to the report, a supervisor at Hamilton Growers told workers amid mass layoffs: “All you black American people, f**k you all … just go to the office and pick up your check.” While the report went virtually ignored by most members of Congress, Sessions’ office sought to give sunlight to the discriminatory hiring practices exposed by the Buzzfeed investigation.

Sessions has also publicly called out special interest donors such as Mark Zuckerberg, Carlos Slim, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Sheldon Adelson for pushing for low-wage, high-immigration policies that displace American workers. Many have suspected that as recompense for his willingness to take on his own party, GOP leadership pushed Sessions out of his Budget Committee Chairmanship in favor of Republican leadership ally, Mike Enzi.

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Independence Day, Rest in Peace

By Tom Tancredo

People wave flags as the Independence Day parade rolls down Main Street, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Eagar, Ariz. The Northern Arizona town celebrates the Fourth of July annually with a parade and fireworks. (AP Photo/Matt York)

People wave flags as the Independence Day parade rolls down Main Street, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Eagar, Ariz. The Northern Arizona town celebrates the Fourth of July annually with a parade and fireworks. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Why do we continue to celebrate Independence Day each July Fourth when we no longer cherish independence?

Someday soon, our progressive politicians will propose celebrating the first Monday in July as Global Interdependence Day, and no one will protest as long as it includes barbecues and fireworks.

It’s sobering to ask, who is really celebrating independence?

Our schools no longer teach our children the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.

Our elected officials no longer protect our sovereignty.

Our courts do not recognize or  even comprehend God-given “unalienable rights” for which the patriots of 1776 pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Our professors, priests and “futurists” are so enamored of “global citizenship” they see individual rights as an anachronism.

Multiculturalism is not an idea to be debated, it’s the new orthodoxy to be obeyed. Or else!

And so, is it any wonder that independence has a low standing in our hierarchy of “values”?

Until very recently, our new immigrants were the ones who reminded us of our special place in world history. We are the first nation, in Thomas Jefferson’s words,  to come into being by the force of reason and not an accident of geography. The fundamental radicalism of the American founding was the idea that individual freedom is among our God-given rights, and government exists to secure those natural rights, not to trample them. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Tom Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who represented the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, as a Republican. Wikipedia

McConnell Refuses to Say Trump is Qualified to be President

(Like Mitch McConnell is qualified to be Senate Majority Leader)

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Mitch McConnell said that Republican primary voters have made their choice, and that "the American people will be able to make that decision in the fall.—£ (AP Photo)

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By Joseph Lawler (@josephlawler) • 6/26/16  9:34 AM

Asked several times Sunday whether Donald Trump is qualified to be president of the United States, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to respond affirmatively.

“I’ll leave that to the American people to decide,” the Kentucky Republican said of his party’s presidential candidate’s qualifications.

McConnell was interviewed on ABC’s “This Week” directly after the show revealed the results of a poll that showed that fully 64 percent of respondents thought that Trump was not qualified to be president.

In response, McConnell simply commented that Republican primary voters have made their choice, and that “the American people will be able to make that decision in the fall.” Continue reading at washingtonexaminer.com.

Sen. Tom Cotton Utterly Destroys ‘Bitter, Vulgar, Incoherent’ Harry Reid

This might be the best thing we’ll watch all week, if not longer. This is certainly the best thing to happen on the Senate floor in 7+ years. The retiring Harry Reid’s “legacy” has been signed, sealed and delivered, courtesy of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.” – Tea Party 6

Transcript of Sen. Tom Cotton’s take down of Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid on May 25th:

It’s an honor to serve in the Senate. It’s an honor to serve the people of Arkansas. I would never complain about the tasks that we’re given. There is one small burden I bear though. As a junior senator I preside over the Senate. I usually do it in the morning, which means I’m forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the Minority Leader. Normally, like every other American, I ignore them. I can’t ignore them today, however.

The Minority Leader came to the floor, grinding the Senate to a halt all week long, saying that we haven’t had time to read this defense bill. That it was written in the dead of night. We just had a vote that passed ninety eight to nothing. It could have passed unanimously two days ago.

Let’s examine these claims that we haven’t had time to read it: Ninety eight to nothing, and in committee all the Democrats on Armed Services Committee voted in favor of it. When was the last time the Minority Leader, the Minority Leader, read a bill? It was probably an electricity bill. What about the claims it was written in the dark of night? It’s been public for weeks, and this coming from a man who drafted Obamacare in his office and rammed it through this Senate at midnight on Christmas Eve on a straight party-line vote.

To say that the senator from Arizona wrote this in the dead of night, slipped in all kinds of provisions, that he wouldn’t have time to read it, that is an outrageous slander. And, to say that he cares for the troops, how about this troop, and his son, and his father and his grandfather, four generations of service to include almost six years of rotting in a prisoner of war camp? To say that he’s delaying this because he cares for the troops, a man who never served himself? A man who in April 2007 came to this very floor before the surge and even reached its peak and said the war is lost, when over a hundred Americans were being killed in Iraq every month, when I was carrying their dead bodies on an airplane at Dover Air Force Base.

It is an outrage to say that we had to delay this because he cares for the troops. We’re delaying it for one reason and one reason only: to protect his own sad, sorry legacy.

He now complains in the mornings, that the Senate is not in session enough, that our calendar’s too short. But whatever you think about that, the happy by-product of fewer days in session in the Senate is that this institution will be cursed less with his cancerous leadership.

I yield the floor.

Hat tip: Tea Party 6

Congressman Ted Yoho’s Memorial Day Message: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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Dear Friends,

On Monday we remember all American military personnel who died in defense of our great nation.  What began in 1868 as a day to remember the countless soldiers who died during our bloody Civil War, Memorial Day grew to encompass every conflict where Americans have served and died.

The brave souls, the citizen soldiers that filled the ranks of our armed forces and who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country, are more than deserving of a single day of solemn remembrance.

While this is a federal holiday, let us not forget the true meaning of why we are allowed one extra day off. Freedom is not free. It is paid for by the sacrifice of brave individuals who fought for a cause greater than themselves. America is that cause, that grand ideal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for which they swore to defend.

This Memorial Day, if you can’t visit a national cemetery or memorial, join me in saying a silent prayer for all those who gave their lives so America will continue to endure as a beacon of hope and freedom to the world. May God bless the fallen defenders of freedom, our veterans, our military, their families, and these United States of America.

Sincerely,

Ted

Read this and other articles on Congressman Yoho’s website.

Darling: What Conservatives Need to Know About Merrick Garland

Merrick Garland

By: Brian Darling | March 16, 2016

Nothing.

Merrick Garland is a 63-year-old Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That is all you need to know.

“If you believe in the limits of  federal power, then you will be in the minority.”

The nominee is liberal. This nominee will tip the balance to the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. A liberal majority on the court will radically change the way the Supreme Court views the Bill of Rights.

If Republicans lose this fight, President Obama will have been allowed to lock down a liberal majority on the high court that will read gun rights out of the Constitution, among other freedoms. If you believe in the limits of federal power, then you will be in the minority. This new liberal majority will read new lefty-favored rights like health care and education into the Constitution as they see fit, but will read out religious liberty, the right to participate in the political process, and other rights that they distain.This fight has less to do with the identity of the nominee and more to do with the direction of the country. If President Obama is allowed to transform the Supreme Court into a bastion of left wing legal activism and a rubber stamp for the extra Constitutional actions of his own administration, the Republic is in grave danger. Continue reading at conservativereview.com.

Et tu Delegates (Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates)

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A state party staffer from a large Northeastern state passed the entry codes for a conference call of five Republican chairmen from significant states this past Saturday. The topic on the table? Stopping Donald Trump. I had to listen in.

These hard-boiled pols know the nomination will be decided not on the first ballot, but in a series of procedural votes by the entire convention to adopt the rules of the convention as recommended by the Rules Committee and the seating of the delegates as recommended by the Credentials Committee. Those key committees are made up by two members from each state. The bosses have been quietly planting establishment regulars in these spots.

The Trump camp has been inattentive to this process. The party kingmakers may have the votes to knee-cap Trump in the rules and credentials committees, as they did Congressman Ron Paul in 2012.

The kingmakers have planned to steal the nod from Donald Trump.

Now they party insiders want to make sure they have a working majority on the floor for the passage of their “license to steal.” Republican state chairs are planting Trojan Horse delegates into slots won by Trump on the first ballot to vote with them on procedural votes to pass the Rules and Credentials Reports that will seal the “Big Steal.” This is going on in Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut, North Dakota, and other states. continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

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