For John, BLUF: Deep down this isn't about Senator Sessions being a racist. It is about him, as the Attorney General, enforcing immigration laws. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Washington Examiner and the pen of Mr Byron York, we have an article on the prospective nominee for US Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions.
Here is the lede:
President-elect Trump's transition team knew that nominating Jeff Sessions for Attorney General would set off controversy. Democrats and their allies in the press have at key times in the past called Sessions a racist — they're now using the Alabama senator's full name, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, to heighten the Old South effect — and now, as they oppose Trump at nearly every turn, they've turned to race again.We are likely to be see a renewal of the Senate Practice of Borking.
On the flip side, as Mr York points out, Senator Harry Reid, as Senate Majority Leader, employed the Nuclear Option to ensure approval of a large number of President Obama's nominees by a simple majority vote, thus bypassing the filibuster.♠
Hat tip to my buddy Jeff.
Regards — Cliff
♠ This is also known as "The Constitutional Option".Byron York: By BYRON YORK (@BYRONYORK) • 11/20/16 7:15 AM Washington Examiner