While many liberals have called Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) a racist, and have claimed he won’t protect civil and voting rights, black pastors denounced these accusations Monday, and defended the president-elect’s choice for the next U.S. attorney general.
“Jeff Sessions is more than qualified to be the next attorney general,” Rev. Dean Nelson said at a Capitol Hill news conference.
“He has, in fact, worked relentlessly on the side of desegregation and justice,” and has “worked courageously to punish whites who victimize blacks to the fullest extent of the law,” Nelson added.
“There is an attempt by some to demonize people and call them racist when there is actually no proof for it,” said Evangelical Bishop Harry Jackson. “Let me say clearly, Senator Sessions is not a racist.”
Jackson said Sessions “worked to bankrupt the KKK in Alabama with a $7 million judgment,” and helped to desegregate the state’s public school system.
Another pastor said it’s important that Sen. Sessions is known for all the good things he’s done in Alabama.
Videos of pastors defending Sessions can be seen below:
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