Liberals in media have made their new mission clear. Now that they can no longer prevent Trump from winning the presidency, they intend to attack and smear anyone who might become a member of Trump’s administration.

Roll Call columnist Jonathan Allen went after Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions before he was even announced as Trump’s pick for attorney general. Here are a few choice highlights from Allen’s column:

Jeff Sessions Is Unfit for the Cabinet

Witnesses testified that the Alabama Republican had called major civil rights organizations “un-American,” used racially insensitive language with associates and even said pot-smoking was the only reason he no longer thought the KKK was OK. His nomination was withdrawn after two fellow Republicans crossed the partisan divide on the panel to disapprove of his confirmation…

The people of Alabama have a right to elect whomever they want to the Senate; but the Senate has a responsibility to prevent the federal government from becoming a haven for white nationalists and their friends. Sessions is a favorite of Stormfront, the white-nationalist web community founded by former Klansman Don Black. His confirmation would reinforce Trump’s appointment of white nationalist Steve Bannon to the top strategist’s role at the White House…

It’s clear that Sessions is unfit for the post of attorney general, where nonwhites would have good reason to fear that he would actively or passively defang the enforcement of federal civil rights laws. But Americans should also expect that their Defense and Homeland Security secretaries respect basic American concepts of equality and justice. How can Sessions effectively lead departments where minorities and LGBT Americans work?

KKK? Check.
Stormfront and white nationalism? Check.
Stoking fear among minorities? Check.

Jonathan Allen appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night and Tucker took him to task for his reportage. Professor Jacobson was live tweeting the segment:

Here’s the video:

When it comes to reviewing the record of Jeff Sessions, Jonathan Allen could take a lesson from Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard:

In Alabama, Jeff Sessions Desegregated Schools and Got the Death Penalty for KKK Head

Sessions’s actual track record certainly doesn’t suggest he’s a racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. As a U.S. Attorney he filed several cases to desegregate schools in Alabama. And he also prosecuted the head of the state Klan, Henry Francis Hays, for abducting and killing Michael Donald, a black teenager selected at random.

Sessions insisted on the death penalty for Hays. When he was later elected the state Attorney General, Sessions followed through and made sure Hays was executed. The successful prosecution of Hays also led to a $7 million civil judgment against the Klan, effectively breaking the back of the KKK in Alabama.

Funny how Allen missed those details, huh?

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