Jeff Sessions is Exhibit A: Climate Denial and Racism
February 9, 2017
Is new Attorney General Jeff Sessions a Climate Denier? The record says yes.
Is Sessions a Racist?
Racists seem to think so. They’re celebrating his elevation to power.
White Nationalists Hail Sessions’ Confirmation
Daily Stormer: Sessions’ Confirmation Means “We Are One Step Closer To Solidifying Trump’s Authoritarian Dictatorship.” Andrew Anglin, who runs neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, celebrated Sessions’ confirmation and contrasted him to African-American former attorneys general Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder by writing, “They were constantly standing up to Barack like, ‘Barack, m8, u b n too hard on dem wites’”:
[The Daily Stormer, 2/9/17]
David Duke: “Thank God After 8 Horrible Years Of Black Radical Marxists We Finally Have An AG Who Will Defend Decent American People – Rather Than Thugs.” Notorious anti-Semite and white nationalist David Duke, who is a former Klu Klux Klan leader, was ecstatic over Sessions’ confirmation, sending a series of tweets praising Sessions and attacking his African-American predecessors:
Paul Ray Ramsey: “Great News! Hopefully, He Can Start Targeting Domestic Terrorist Groups Such As #BlackLivesMatter.” White nationalist blogger Paul Ray Ramsey, who goes by the name Ramzpaul, celebrated the pick on Twitter:
Hunter Wallace: “Congratulations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions!” Hunter Wallace, whose real name is reportedly Brad Griffin, is an anti-Semitic writer who is also a board member for the white supremacist hate group Council of Conservative Citizens. He celebrated Sessions’ confirmation with a Confederate Flag-themed version of the racist “Pepe” meme. On his website, Wallace wrote, “Suck it, shitlibs! It is a new day at DOJ!”: