NAACP Gave ‘Racist’ Jeff Sessions Award For Excellence
“Apparently NAACP President Cornell Brooks doesn’t stay in contact with the NAACP chapter in Alabama,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said while sharing news of the award on the Senate floor.
But now they are calling him a racist?
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 7, 2017
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The NAACP has been highly critical of President Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. attorney general, but it seems the group is unaware that its Alabama chapter doesn’t seem to agree—or least it didn’t back in 2009 when it awarded him their “Governmental Award of Excellence.”
The award was recently located while Sessions’ aide was helping him clean out his office to prepare for his move to the DOJ, Politico reported. The Alabama senator even had to send in a supplemental response to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s questionnaire regarding honors and awards he’s received. More