Well, it’s beginning to look as if Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have no choice but to quit stalling, tender his resignation, and cut a plea deal against Donald Trump in order to avoid going to prison for the crimes he committed in relation to the Russia scandal (lying under oath, obstruction of justice, etc.)
Knowing how stubborn he is, he likely won’t do any of the above until he absolutely has to, but based on one of his latest public comments, that time could be much nearer than some would believe.
While addressing the National Sheriffs Association, Sessions said, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” I had to do a double-take when I first read that, but yes, he really said that. No, really. CNN and a number of others are reporting it.
“I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Sessions said in remarks at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting, adding, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
“We must never erode this historic office,” Sessions continued.
Invoking “Anglo-American heritage” seems to have been an impromptu decision by the attorney general. A written version of the remarks says that Sessions was supposed to say: “The sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage.” CNN pointed out.
This is clearly a slip of the tongue with a comment that he wasn’t supposed to say, but the real Jeff Sessions came out in the speech without him even noticing it.
Just let that sink in for a moment, ladies and gentlemen. Need I remind you this is the sitting Attorney General of the United States we’re talking about here?
But then again, considering he’s a lifelong racist and is abusing the office of Attorney General in order to carry out his white policies, is it really all that surprising he would say such a thing? I mean, who did he think he was addressing here? The Klu Klux Klan?
Regardless, at the going rate, it’s beginning to sound as if he just doesn’t care anymore, and has no interest in hiding his blatant racism. This country deserves so much better, folks.