Surprise surprise—fascism is at the door. To confirm Sessions as A.G., without certain ironclad guarantees would be to open the door. Once this door is opened then the only recourse can be civil unrest leading to impeachment—either that or a permanent fascist state.
I really must keep this simple for Stupid people, i.e Trump people.
- Sessions has not been confirmed as Attorney General.
- In spite of the fact that Trump only had to wait a few days for his nominee—he has just fired the very professional interim A.G. But why?
- For refusing to support the likely unconstitutional, and certainly atrocious, thoughtlessly worded Muslim ban.
- Jeff Sessions, who has virtually no support within the legal community, cannot be confirmed without more hearings to discover how he proposes guaranteeing the independence of the DOJ.
- It seems highly improbable that Jeff Sessions would be intellectually and ethically capable of making such a case. This tends to be what happens when you appoint idiots into the government.
- Confirming Sessions without such guarantees means that the DOJ would just become Trump lackeys.
- Destroying DOJ independence, replacing expertise with jackbooted thugs—would equal the destruction of not only the constitution, but more importantly the rule of law.
- Jeff Sessions as Attorney General in this environment would turn the US into a fascist state.
- This is an outcome that anyone with half a brain always knew would be inevitable as long as Trump is allowed to call the shots.
Laurence Tribe, noted constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, took to Twitter on Saturday night to express his concerns with Donald Trump’s use of executive power to effectively ban Muslims from a list of six countries and to halt travel of legal immigrants from those countries as well. Professor Tribe did not mince words:
And after barely a week, without most of his lackeys even in place, this is where we are at:
The new acting A.G. is Dana Boente. This man’s qualifications are irrelevant. Clearly he was appointed in order to enforce a specific new executive order, that the courts have yet to determine is constitutional. You cannot have an AG appointed on this basis—that, by definition, is not an independent Judiciary.
Here’s Sally Yates at her confirmation hearing in 2015 for her then role as Deputy Attorney General.
She’s asked by Jeff Sessions—yes, that Jeff Sessions, who is now Trump’s nominee for attorney general—whether she could say no to a president who wanted to do something unlawful.
Here’s part of the exchange:
Sessions: Do you think the attorney general has a responsibility to say no to the president if he asks for something that’s improper? … If the views the president wants to execute are unlawful, should the attorney general or the deputy attorney general say no?
Yates: Senator, I believe the attorney general or the deputy attorney general has an obligation to follow the law and the constitution, and to give their independent legal advice to the president.
It took 8 days fro Trump to unravel