Strom Thurmond

Can a leopard change his spots? Here's hoping we don't find out with Jeff Sessions

Can a leopard change his spots? Here's hoping we don't find out with Jeff Sessions

Many Republicans always insisted that their aspiration to Make America Great Again did not mean Make America White Again.  Perhaps more are like Speaker Paul Ryan; six months ago Ryan called one of Donald Trump’s bigoted slurs “a textbook example of a racist comment,” but five months later found himself compelled to support the bilious billionaire; Ryan continues to both support the president-elect and maintain his own opposition to racism. If these claims are true, then Republicans have an opportunity to prove they reject bigotry: stand against the nomination of Jefferson B. Sessions for U.S. attorney general.

As he seeks to enter a Cabinet that will undoubtedly be the...

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