In an interview on MSNBC Wednesday night, Sen. Kamala Harris accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of using slavery-era lingo to justify his lawsuit against California and suggested that the former Alabama senator’s record on those issues was “pretty shot.” In other words, because the chief justice official in the United States is attempting to enforce federal law, this would be an excellent time to accuse him of being a racist.
Doesn’t this party have any other notes to play?
Host Chris Hayes brought up Sessions’ speech this week, in which he referenced the Civil War when denouncing California’s stance on sanctuary policies. “There is no nullification,” Sessions said. “There is no secession.”
“Attorney General Sessions compared California’s actions – quite intentionally, I think – to the actions of the slave states in nullification and secession and the Civil War,” Hayes said. “What do you say to that?”
“Indeed, indeed he did,” Harris said. “Listen, as far as I’m concerned Jeff Sessions should be advised and I’ll advise him right now that it’s a bad idea for him to start talking about anything to do with the history of slavery or reconstruction or the Civil War in the United States. His credibility is pretty much shot on those issues.”
Hmm, how so? Can Harris point out some instances (even one) where Sessions fought against reconstruction? Where he advocated going back to the days of slavery? What right does this liberal have to impugn the attorney general of the United States as a Klan member without offering the slightest shred of evidence to back up her claim? When did it become perfectly fine for black Democrats to call white Republicans racist as a matter of political discourse?
“This Administration and Jeff Sessions in particular have clearly put a target on the back of California and California’s going to fight,” Harris said. “And, I think that these folks are really mired in rolling back the clock in time and that’s not going to happen. California represents the future. And they don’t like it, but there you go.”
Well, we’ll just see won’t we? We certainly hope that Harris is wrong because if California’s abject defiance of federal immigration law is “the future” of this country, then we are in a whole mess of trouble. You could fairly predict that it would mean the demise of this country, actually, because a country unable to enforce its borders is no country at all. And that’s before you even get into the plague of lawlessness and crime that has been visited upon our European allies for sacrificing their sovereignty on the altar of political correctness.
We hoped that electing Trump could help us avoid that dark fate. We still believe that to be the case.
But make no mistake, the left is going to fight us every step of the way.