Jeff Sessions

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Official portrait. Creepy, huh?
They so proudly wear this insignia.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a United States Senator from Alabama. He is considered a far more reliable conservative than his counterpart, Richard Shelby. Moreover, when Ronald Reagan wanted to make him a federal judge, a number of witnesses came forward to say that he had made some truly disgusting racist remarks, such as that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was "OK until I found out they smoked pot."[1]

Despite this, he was the head Republican during the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing. During his discussion with her, he found an area of agreement (though he ended up voting against her confirmation) in rationalizing drug sentencing guidelines. However, in the Senate, this came out as he and Senator Patrick Leahy were going to "do that crack cocaine thing".

He is also apparently pro-torture[2] and pro-gang rape, at least as practiced by defense contractors.[3]


[edit] Footnotes

  1. [1]
  2. For the record
  3. Voted Against Al Franken's KBR Reining in amendment, which specifically prohibited the US government from using contractors that had a contract clause preventing themselves from being sued if their employee was raped.
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