There are so many times in this election cycle that it feels like we have stepped through the looking glass, and that normal actions and reactions don’t occur.
One such event occurred this week when Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was asked to comment on the Donald’s videotape detailing how a “star” could sexually abuse a female and not be considered out of place. Sessions was quoted by a reporter from The Weekly Standard:
SESSIONS: This was very improper language, and (Trump has) acknowledged that.
TWS: But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that (video) as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place?
SESSIONS: I don’t characterize that as sexual assault. I think that’s a stretch. I don’t know what he meant—
TWS: So if you grab a woman by the genitals, that’s not sexual assault?
SESSIONS: I don’t know. It’s not clear that he—how that would occur.
On Monday night, Sessions backed away from his statement and said the characterization of his comments were “completely inaccurate.”
Good for Sessions in not continuing to take whatever the Donald shoves down the throats of his supporters and then expects the supporters to explain away.
One would hope that his years spent as an Attorney General for Alabama would have familiarized Sessions with a few of the laws of the land. I guess Sessions initial confusion over sexual abuse was caused by the amount of time he has spent focused on the bigger issues in his state.
Sessions once described the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union as “un-American” and “Communist-inspired” because they, “forced civil rights down the throats of people.” Critics have also testified they had once heard Sessions say he admired the Ku Klux Klan. Sessions seems to fit in nicely with the Trump demographic.
Sessions is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which explains why President Obama hasn’t been able to get any judicial appointments made. Being predisposed to racism, one could see how that Sessions would be suspicious of any person, no matter how qualified, that a black President would propose.
One would think sexual abuse would fit under a different category in Sessions brain though, particularly since the Southern male is widely known for being overly protective of our females. Maybe Sessions was caught up in the Trump Trance and it took a while for is own cognitive powers to return. Hard to say.
I have been speculating as to how long Senator Sessions would allow the Donald to hold his genitalia before calling foul. Who knows, maybe Sessions would feel honored by the attention from a “star”. Maybe Sessions would perceive the interchange as just one more time he would have to prostitute himself to be able to sit at the table of power.
My guess is that the “alpha male” gene would take over pretty quickly and Sessions would extricate himself from the Donald’s grasp. Otherwise someone might accuse Sessions of being, God forbid, a homosexual.
It’s hard work being a toady.