Simple problem to solve: arrest them. Trespassing is a crime.
The big issue is whether blacks can dictate who Donald Trump’s Attorney General can be. They believe they can. Let’s hope they’re wrong.
The president of the NAACP and the head of the group’s Mobile branch are occupying the Alabama senator’s Mobile office until he withdraws from consideration as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general or the group gets arrested.
The protest at Sessions’ Mobile Senate office was among several demonstrations held statewide against Sessions’ nomination.
Sessions was the U.S. attorney in Mobile in the mid-1980s when then-President Ronald Reagan nominated him for a federal judgeship. But the nomination failed amid allegations that Sessions made racist remarks toward a colleague, said the Ku Klux Klan was “O.K.” until he learned that members smoked marijuana and that he called the NAACP and liberal organizations “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”
“As a matter of conscience, the NAACP has chosen not to remain silent on this critical matter,” Birmingham NAACP head Hezekiah Johnson said outside Sessions’ Senate office in Birmingham. “Our main concern is centered around the reality of voter suppression. We have found no evidence of his ability, past or present, to be impartial and unbiased as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, especially in the areas of civil rights, voting rights and equal protection under the law.”
Johnson was referring to the voting fraud case against blacks in Perry County that resulted in acquittal. Black critics of Sessions accused the then-U.S. attorney of fiercely pursuing voter fraud cases against blacks while ignoring similar cases against whites.
The Birmingham NAACP head added there was “no evidence that [Sessions] has been a supporter, let alone a champion” of civil rights.
But Sessions’ supporters said he was the victim of a smear campaign in the 1980s to derail his nomination. They pointed to Sessions successfully seeking the death penalty against a KKK member Henry Francis Hays in the murder of a black Alabama man.
A spokeswoman for Sessions’ confirmation said the characterizations of the senator are “false portrayals,” pointing out that the attorney general nominee has the support of black elected officials.
I hate to say it, but the NAACP leadership are puppets of …
A black woman speaks common sense: