The left is determined to cast President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general as a racist.
But as Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was being grilled by a Senate confirmation committee today, an unexpected group was rallying in support of him.
According to USA Today, a group black pastors are defending Sessions against liberals, insisting that he shows “respect and care for people of all races.”
The pastors have been directly confronting black groups like the NAACP that have trying to get the black community to sound a huge outcry against Session’s confirmation.
Evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson exclaimed Monday, “There is an attempt by some to demonize people and call them racist when there is actually no proof for it. Let me say clearly, Sen. Sessions is not a racist.”
He also pointed out that Sessions fought against school segregation and “worked to bankrupt the KKK in Alabama with a $7 million judgment.”
According to the Christian Post, Bishop Kyle Searcy focused on what he thought was the source of the opposition toward Sessions, saying, "I think what often happens is sometimes people often fear Alabama itself and maybe fear what comes out of Alabama. I get it.”
But he continued, "In Alabama we are becoming a different Alabama than the stigma says. In Alabama, Democrats and Republicans are learning to work together. In Alabama, black folks and white folks are coming together like never before, and Jeff Sessions is the kind of politician who embraces those values."
Searcy added, “If you look honestly at the track record of Jeff Sessions, honestly not biasedly, you will find him to be a kind and decent man, one that many Democrats — black Democrats and whites alike — have supported and deserves to lead this nation as its top lawyer.”
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