GOP rep: Sessions attacks part of ‘war on whites’

TheHill | 1/12/2017 | Mark Hensch
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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said accusations of racism against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, stem from Democrats’ ongoing “war on whites.”

“It’s really about political power and racial division and what I refer to, on occasion, as the ‘war on whites,’” he said on WBHP 800 Alabama radio, as first reported by CNN Wednesday. "And the Democrats are not shy about lying in order to achieve their political goals.”

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“And if they have to besmirch the reputation of a good man, Jeff Sessions, in order to achieve their political goals, they, as a group, are not hesitant to do so,” Brooks said.

Brooks added Democrats use allegations of racism to unfairly unite African-American voters against Republicans.

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“They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every Republican is a racist tool they can envision, even if they have to lie about it.”

Brooks was answering a question about criticism of Sessions’s record on civil rights, which is under fresh scrutiny while he undergoes Senate confirmation hearings.

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Sessions was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 in part because of disparaging remarks he allegedly made about the NAACP...
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