Jeff Sessions Unsure if Grabbing Someone’s Genitals is Sexual Assault

In a truly remarkable interview with The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack, Senator Jeff Sessions failed to acquiesce the most basic definition of sexual assault.

“But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place?”

“I don’t characterize that as sexual assault,” Sessions replied. “I think that’s a stretch. I don’t know what he meant—”

“So if you grab a woman by the genitals, that’s not sexual assault?” McCormack interjected.

“I don’t know,” Sessions said. “It’s not clear that he — how that would occur.”

Sessions defense of Trump’s recently released conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush is truly astounding and proves the lengths he is willing to go to protect his candidate. The story would be damning enough if it ended there but it doesn’t.

After The Blaze ran a similar story, Session’s team contacted managing editor, Leon Wolf, requesting the piece be taken down. Wolf, rightly so denied, but graciously allowed a written explanation from Senator Sessions, which reads:

The Weekly Standard’s characterization of comments I made following Sunday’s Presidential debate is completely inaccurate. My hesitation was based solely on confusion of the contents of the 2005 tape and the hypothetical posed by the reporter, which was asked in a chaotic post-debate environment.  I regret that it resulted  in an inaccurate article that misrepresented my views. Of course it is crystal clear that assault is unacceptable. I would never intentionally suggest otherwise.

What? Sessions badgered The Blaze to include a clarifying statement that failed to clarify the most basic issue at hand. Obviously everyone believes sexual assault is wrong, but to Sessions, if assault begins at penetration, we have a big problem. As Leon Wolf wrote, “Sessions’ statement seems to create the impression that he is answering the question by saying, ‘Of course it is crystal clear that assault is unacceptable.’ However, that is neither the question that was asked, nor is is the politically relevant question.”

The defenses coming out for Trump’s comments are staggering. Ben Carson sank to a disgusting new low, blaming the offensiveness of Trump’s comments on a CNN reporter for “not hearing comments like these before”. Seriously. However, there has been a significant change in the story in the past 24 hours, words have morphed into actions with the revelation of many assault claims. Trump surrogates and supporters had a hard enough time defending what he said, now let’s watch them defend what he did. These people will protect Cheeto Jesus to the end. The only thing it costs them is their integrity.

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