President Elect Trump has named Senator Jeff Session as his choice to take over the Department of Justice as our nation’s Attorney General. Assuming that he is approved by the Senate, Senator Sessions will be taking over department that has become the most politicized and corrupted of all departments under Obama.
The DOJ under Obama has, despite the plain language of the civil rights laws, refused to apply those laws to protect protect whites or to prosecute minorities. The DOJ has unilaterally and unconstitutionally amended the civil rights laws to apply to new groups not included by Congress, specifically homosexuals and transsexuals. The DOJ has put men in bathrooms next to our young daughters and subjected men at universities to radical feminist witch hunts. They have failed to defend our religious rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. They have stood by while other branches of the government stonewalled virtually every lawful oversight investigation and FOIA request. The Obama DOJ has become a partner of sorts with the BLM movement. The DOJ has largely refused to investigate vote fraud. And then there is the Clinton investigation, one that appears to involve criminal obstruction of justice by DOJ attorneys. Lastly, Obama’s AGs have packed the DOJ with progressive attorneys, applying an unlawful political litmus test to hiring practices. The DOJ not only needs reform and return to the rule of law, but more than a few attorneys involved in all of the acts enumerated above need to investigated by special prosecutors for criminal charges.
Byron York, writing at the Washington Examiner adds yet more reasons why Sen. Sessions is needed at the DOJ. Senator Sessions is an anti-immigration hawk. Over the past eight years, Obama did not merely stop enforcing our immigration laws, but between he and his DOJ, they actively subverted the law. York argues persuasively that, to significantly crack down on illegal immigration, the DOJ does not need new law, it merely needs to begin enforcing the existing laws.
But Senator Sessions is not assured of approval. The progressive left, with the media in a feeding frenzy and none other than Senator Elizabeth Warren (Indian name, “Pale Face”) leading the charge, is claiming that Sessions is a racist who should not be approved.
All that the progressives have left in their arsenal is a race card that lacks any grounding in today’s reality. But because identity politics is their only strategy to achieve permanent power, they are playing it for all that it is worth. Sessions is proving a lightening rod for those allegations now. For all the problems facing us, virtually all of which would benefit from reasoned debate, we get none of that so long as anyone credits the progressive’s identity politics as having any validity. If indeed Sessions is not a racist, then it is imperative that the progressives not be afforded the power of the race card to kill his nomination.
This from CNN should give you a flavor of what is to come: