You may have noticed that in making good on his promise to drain the swamp, Donald Trump channeled some of the acrid run-off into his emerging cabinet. For example, his attorney general nominee, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, is an Alabama Republican senator ( born in Selma, that land of horrific dreams), who has been blistered by civil rights groups for his record on immigration, gays, blacks, and whatever else fit into his bigoted vision of the American dream. He has famously accused the NAACP and ACLU of being “communist inspired” but later explained that it was ”probably not something I would have said, but I really did not mean any harm by it. “ He added later that he is “loose with my tongue on occasions and I may have said something similar to that or could be interpreted to that.”
Not so loosely did a GOP controlled Judiciary committee reject him as a nominee for a federal judgeship in 2006.
He’s also the guy who stood on the senate floor to rail at Dominican immigrants as useless people.
“Fundamentally, almost no one coming here because they have a provable skill that would benefit us and that would indicate their likely success in our society,” he asserted.
Not David Ortiz…Manny Ramirez…Pedro Martinez…et al?”
Major league baseball, you have a problem.
P.S. On the other hand, let’s be fair about this. Trump’s options were limited. George Wallace wasn’t available.