Since the electoral defeat of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at the hands of Democrat Doug Jones, the prevailing narrative has been that the deed-red southern state has changed virtually overnight into a stronghold for social justice…or something.
Moving past the obvious analysis — that Moore was a deeply flawed candidate even before he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with underage women — the point here about Jeff Sessions losing some kind of racist legacy is horribly untrue.
Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Sessions was a bit of a maverick in southern politics. For example, as an attorney, Sessions pushed for the desegregation of schools — a hugely controversial move in the American South.
Also included in his law career was the successful prosecution of a Klansman, who received the death penalty for his actions. Hardly the actions of a racist, don’t you think?
~ Facts Not Memes