Diary

Democrats used disreputable and criminal witnesses to smear Jeff Sessions as a racist in 1986

I am beyond sick of hearing Democrats and leftists leaving comments on articles saying stuff along the lines of “Jeff Sessions was proven to be too racist to be a federal judge in 1986.”

Baloney. Not only has no one ever proven that Sessions is a racist, there isn’t even credible evidence.

In 1986, the Democrats on the judiciary committee dredged up shady witnesses in an attempt to paint Sessions as a racist. Let’s face it: As a white Alabama male with a distinct accent, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, who carries on a third-generation name likely inspired by Confederate heroes Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard, was a big bright target for them. Democrats are experts in identity politics and have no shame in exploiting it.

One of the main witnesses, Thomas H. Figures, was indicted on federal bribery charges in 1992.

In 1992, Figures, who had become a defense attorney, was indicted on federal charges for allegedly offering a $50,000 bribe to a convicted drug dealer who was set to testify against his client, according to a 1992 New York Times report.

Another primary witness, Gerry Hebert, was sanctioned for making up racism charges.

Hebert’s exaggerations about racism in one federal court case resulted in sanctions being imposed by a federal judge, costing the United States taxpayer $86,626.

Do these sound like people who should be believed? If you are a partisan Democrat, the answer is yes, because they confirm their preconceived biases against Jeff Sessions.

But the fact of the matter is that Jeff Sessions should not have been denied his federal judgeship in 1986. At least now, he will be getting the last laugh against his lying enemies.