As the staff of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) began packing boxes in his Mobile office, preparing for his certain move to the Attorney General’s office, someone stumbled on an award from a surprising organization – the NAACP.
That’s right, the same group who fought so hard yet with such futility to block Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General gave the senator a Governmental Award for Excellence in 2009. The award from the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, cites Sessions for “The Outstanding Work You Do.”
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 7, 2017
What a difference from 2009 to 2016. The NAACP led the fight against Sessions, with the organization’s President Cornell Brooks holding a sit-in in his attempt to block Sessions’ nomination.
It is the ultimate irony that we are going to have to break the law in order to ensure that we have an attorney general who will enforce the law…
Another senator pointed out the irony of the NAACP’s attacks on Sessions in light of the award – as well as the association’s treatment of conservatives in general:
“Apparently [NAACP President Cornell Brooks] doesn’t stay in contact with the NAACP chapter in Alabama,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who shared the news on the floor of the Senate, said Tuesday. “Most of the things said about Jeff Sessions and the way he acted as a senator could be said about almost all of us on this side who consider themselves conservative.”
Fortunately the Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions on Tuesday. I wonder if he will display the NAACP award prominently in his new office.