CNN's Costello Flips Out On Sessions Appointment, Links Him To Klan: "Many Americans Are Concerned"

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CNN's Carol Costello grew upset Friday over Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General: Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. She linked him to an alleged rise in hate crimes and the Ku Klux Klan, remarking that: "30 years ago, Jeff Sessions' chances of being a federal judge were sunk after a Justice Department prosecutor testified to Congress that sessions called the NAACP 'un-American' because quote, 'they try to force civil rights down the throats of people' and because Sessions reportedly joked to the prosecutor that the Ku Klux Klan was okay until he found out Ku Klux Klan members smoked pot."

CAROL COSTELLO: So, where shall we start? Should we start with the attorney general pick? Let's start with Jeff Sessions, shall we? Because there is some controversial things about Jeff Sessions that should be brought up in his confirmation hearing. So, Jackie, I’ll start with you. 30 years ago, Jeff Sessions' chances of being a federal judge were sunk after a Justice Department prosecutor testified to Congress that sessions called the NAACP “un-American” because quote, “they try to force civil rights down the throats of people” and because Sessions reportedly joked to the prosecutor that the Ku Klux Klan was okay until he found out Ku Klux Klan members smoked pot...

I ask you this because many Americans are concerned about minorities at this time. In fact, interestingly enough, the attorney general, the present one, Loretta Lynch, just sent out a press release and this is what it says and she's talking about attacks on minorities across the country. She says: among other alarming trends, this new report from the Justice Department showed a 67 percent increase in hate crimes committed against Muslim Americans. It also showed increases in the number much hate crimes committed against Jewish people...

This release from the Justice Department by the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, about attacks on minorities since the election took place. She says the report shows a 67 percent increase in hate crimes committed against Muslim Americans. It also showed increases in the number of hate crimes committed against Jewish people, African-Americans, and LGBT individuals. Overall she says “The number of reported hate crimes increased six percent, a number that does not account for the many hate crimes that may go unreported out of shame or fear.” So Mark, for that reason, I think that some in America might be concerned about Jeff Sessions' comments even if they did take place 30 years ago.


(Via Media Research Center)

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