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Racism, Muslim ban claims 'damnably false' according to Jeff Sessions

January 11, 2017 at 11:50 am 19 News
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Jeff Sessions (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions rejected accusations of racism, said he doesn’t support a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and would stand up to his boss — President-elect Donald Trump — if “asked to do something that’s plainly unlawful.”

He also said he’d recuse himself from any investigation related to Hillary Clinton’s email server or the Clinton Foundation if he is confirmed to lead the Justice Department.

The Alabama Republican, the first of Trump’s Cabinet picks to go before a Senate confirmation committee, stopped short yesterday of saying he’d take the same action if the Justice Department were to investigate the president-elect for alleged conflicts of interest.

Sessions did say he would be able to stand up to Trump — even resigning if necessary.

The hearing was largely free of confrontation, with even Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary committee showing great deference to their colleague as they questioned him on issues from his immigration stance to criminal justice reform. Early on, protesters in KKK outfits were escorted out of the hearing.

Sessions defended his record against charges of racism, including a voter fraud case he brought as a U.S. attorney in the 1980s against civil rights activists in Alabama. Opponents, including former Gov. Deval Patrick, who was a part of the defense team, said Sessions’ prosecution of the case, which ended in acquittals for all the defendants, was an effort to criminalize efforts to assist black voters at the polls.

“These are damnably false charges,” Sessions said yesterday. “The prosecution sought to protect the integrity of the ballot, not block voting.”

On the issue of enforcing federal laws barring possession and distribution of marijuana in states like Massachusetts that have legalized its sale and use, Sessions said he “won’t commit to never enforcing federal law,” but called federal prosecution “a problem of resources for the federal government” and urged Congress to act to bring harmony between state and federal law.

On other AG matters, he said:

–“I do not support the idea that Muslims, as a religious group, should be denied admission to the United States.”

–It was “ludicrous” to think he supported the KKK.

–He’ll enforce abortion laws, fight illegal drug runners and not be a “rubberstamp to any idea the president has.”

Today the hearing will continue with testimony from a number of civil rights advocates.

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  1. chrevere7 January 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Mr. Sessions, according to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, it IS ILLEGAL for muslims to be in America! You said that you would follow the law, so follow this law and deport ALL muslims from America and DO NOT allow any muslims to enter our Christian nation!

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      usafoldsarge January 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you, now enforce it. Maybe that is what Sessions is talking about

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    • ltuser
      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Sessions is woefully wrong on this part. AND I HOPE he knows it too.

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  2. mikeb January 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I like Sessions, I hope he’s confirmed, but he is totally wrong legally: the POTUS has every legal right to ban whoever he feels is a danger to Americans for whatever reason.

    http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2015/12/ban-of-muslims-and-others-already-u-s-law-8-u-s-code-1182-pundits-politicians-candidates-need-to-get-over-themselves/

    RUSH: Here is number eight US Code 1182, inadmissible aliens. This law was written in 1952. It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.

    “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

    Let’s not pretend the low does not give him this authority because it does.

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Exactly. As we told the other libtards who trolled this site last year, TRUMP IS IN THE RIGHT in his desire to ban muslims..
      AND That law shows why in black and white!!!

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  3. usafoldsarge
    usafoldsarge January 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Went back and read it again…. What is the basis of his recusal on one or both Clintons? You either enforce the laws or you become a white version of Holder and Lynnch.

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    • inluminatuo January 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      “He also said he’d recuse himself from any investigation related to Hillary Clinton’s email server or the Clinton Foundation if he is confirmed to lead the Justice Department.”,,,,,,,,its a diversion,,,just why has Rudy been overtlyt ignored and not assigned anything yet? Once Obama is out of office sans Clinton Pardon, not Sessions, but maybe prosecuting Mad Dog Rabid Rudy will bite into the tainted meat that has rotted the American body politic big time.

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I had a double take yesterday when he said that.. WHY would he need to recuse himself?

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  4. miker5 January 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    After listening to the Tillerson hearing with all the negative comments about the communist monster, Putin, I’m convinced we need to start a Russian refugee program so they can escape his evil clutches. I’m proposing 1 million for the first year. We can vet them with the same rigor the Democrats want to apply to Muslim refugees, i.e. none. How’s THAT sound to you snowflakes?

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      ltuser January 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      We have plenty of russians already here.. Pushing their mobs on us in many north eastern states.. We don’t need any more.

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  5. disqus_ncZgmY25aT January 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Well Mr. Sessions “I DO WANT A BAN on MUSLINS”!!!!!

    I have seen the marching in Sweden, Franch, UK, Italy and the rest of Europe and the Mexican Border where their signs say “BEHEAD ALL Who Oppose Mohammad, Death to Infidels” …. on and on and on!!

    I don’t see peaceful people I see MURDERS/RAPIST!!!!

    Look at the films of their large ARMED Training Camps in the US ….. Texas included!!!

    Everyone do some research and find out what is really going on in these other countries, everyone has allowed them to get away with this *RAP and they are taking each country over!

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    • bleme January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      I agree that Muslims are a dangerous group, but how do you propose to ban them? Your religion isn’t on your passport. You could ban anyone from Iran, but there are millions of Muslims living in France. Do you ban all French from flying in? What about the 300,000 Christians who live in Iran? With hundred (thousands?) of flights into the U.S. every day, the logistics just don’t seem possible to me.

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    • mamacat104 January 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Bleme… ANYONE coming from those countries need to go through an extreme vetting process before being allowed to come here…

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    • bleme January 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

      mamacat, there is a vetting process when someone applies for a long-term Visa but normal tourists just get a 30 second look at their passport. 75 million tourists visited the U.S. in 2014. 25% of the world’s population is Muslim. 46 million Muslims live in Europe. They can stay up to 90 days with nothing but a passport (which doesn’t state their religion). There is no way to track what they do or make sure they leave unless they draw the attention of law enforcement while they are here. Unless you plan to stop all airline traffic in and out of the U.S., there just isn’t a way to accomplish this.

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      ltuser January 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      If they are here on a tourist visa, then they are SUPPOSED to have a return ticket, a hotel (or home) where they are staying AND a point of contact. PUT that into a database, and each day call up those who are ‘expiring’ the next morning and call them up to ensure they are ready to leave..

      Doesn’t sound too hard does it.

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    • bleme January 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      We accept travelers from 38 countries with no visa at all. Those countries had a combined Muslim population of 22,190,000 in 2011 and I am sure it has grown since then. IF they are traveling from another country or plan to stay longer than 90 days, then they would be required to complete a Visa application. There is nothing to stop them from changing their travel plans once they are here. With ltuser’s plan, you are going to be calling an average of 205,479 people a DAY. Any why would you expect them to be in their hotel room? Why can’t they say “Yup, I’m leaving tomorrow”, then drive to Detroit instead? Unless you plan to hire someone to follow them all around 24/7, there really isn’t much you can do.

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  6. capricorn1 January 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    the congressional b.l.m. caucsus wants a rope and a tree for mr.sessions.
    be careful my brothers from another mother for what you put a match to and start a fire because people are growin weary of you and your ilk towards white folks with christian values.
    just sayin……..

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  7. mamacat104 January 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    America has every right to to ban anyone who poses a threat to this country.. IF we want a safe country for all, we must be careful who enters.. right now, we have MILLIONS of illegals on this soil we know NOTHING about.. NOT ONE THING.. we don’t know their names, we don’t know their background, we don’t know what diseases they carry, we don’t know if they committed crimes in the country they came from… our government has to be some kind of REALLY stupid to allow ANYONE into this country, we know nothing about….extremely insane…
    ANYONE coming here, needs to go through some extreme vetting … especially from countries of terrorism… our government needs to start caring about the welfare and safety of this country and the citizens…

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  8. ltuser
    ltuser January 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    And seeing how most ALL those terrorists who have struck in Germany, france, Italy, and the UK were ALL refugees who were let in.. IT CERTAINLY goes to show what ever “Vetting” is going on, is NOT WORKING..

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