Right now the NAACP are singing a different tune to Session’s work as a senator. All to prevent him from becoming the Attorney General. However, back in 2009… they LOVED him so much that they gave him an award. This deserves to go VIRAL.
The Senate on Tuesday moved Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) one step closer to confirmation as the nation’s attorney general, with a key procedural vote launching a final frenzy of debate over his nomination.
Even before senators voted 52-47 to push Sessions toward a final confirmation vote, Democrats led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) began making their case against installing him as the country’s chief law enforcement official.
But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has been one of Sessions’ most loyal defenders, took to the floor Tuesday afternoon with a surprise: One of the attorney general nominee’s fiercest opponents during his confirmation fight – the NAACP – once gave Sessions its “Governmental Award of Excellence.”
The 2009 award was discovered when an aide was cleaning out Sessions’ Mobile, Ala., office as he prepared for his move to the Justice Department. The NAACP has vigorously opposed his nomination, with its president, Cornell Brooks, testifying against Sessions at his confirmation hearing in January.
“Apparently [Brooks] doesn’t stay in contact with the NAACP chapter in Alabama,” Graham said on the floor. “Most of the things said about Jeff Sessions and the way he acted as a senator could be said about almost all of us on this side who consider themselves conservative.”
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) February 8, 2017