Cory Booker, a Senator from New Jersey and a rising star in the Democratic party, is set to testify against fellow Senator Jeff Sessions.
Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s appointee for Attorney General. This will mark the first time in history that a sitting U.S Senator will testify against another U.S Senator during a confirmation hearing for a cabinet-level position.
“I do not take lightly the decision to testify against a Senate colleague. But the immense powers of the attorney general combined with the deeply troubling views of this nominee is a call to conscience.”- Cory Booker
Jeff Sessions’ views aren’t just deeply troubling. They are downright racist and unconstitutional.
Jeff Sessions is as deplorable as they get when it comes to Trump surrogates and appointees. He has a record rivaling that of noted bigot Storm Thurmond and has continuously throughout his political career been accused of racism and dealings with the Klu Klux Klan.
Sessions has even been accused by assistant District Attorney Thomas Figures for blatant racism and saying the Ku Klux Klan was “okay until he learned that they smoked marijuana.” Sessions vehemently denied these accusations. However, with his position on voting and civil rights as well as his stance on states that legalize marijuana, we can safely speculate as to what the truth is.
Sessions is also known to believe the Separation of Church and State to be unconstitutional. A proposition most noted for being framed by Founding Father and former President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. But what would Jefferson know about the constitution? Obviously, Sessions is far more knowledgeable about the Constitution than any Founder of the United States and Framer of that beloved Document.
The original letter making famous the separation of church and state was originally written by Jefferson in 1801 and reads as follows:
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
With Sessions as Attorney General of the United States, more than half the nation may face unconstitutional government overreach concerning the legalization of marijuana as well as a far less divided church and state.