(NOTE: This article was originally published on Fox News as “Why Jeff Sessions as our next attorney general should reassure, not alarm, all Americans.” As is customary in publishing, the title was given by the editors at Fox News. My title was “Truth Matters … Or Does It?”)
“There was one moment in Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing,” writes Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, “that revealed why so many are so terrified of him.” Lithwick deemed this moment so inflammatory that she called it “reprehensible” and “gobsmacking.” Somewhat more restrained, Politico’s Seung Min Kim and Josh Gerstein said it was “head-scratching.”
What was this extraordinary occurrence?
Had the Trump nominee for Attorney General of the United States embraced the notion of a terrorist state like, say, Iran having nukes? Was he in favor of packing the electorate with illegal immigrants and thus changing the electoral landscape forever? Had he admitted to using a private server for thousands of classified documents? Perhaps he voiced his support for abortion-on-demand, thereby adding to the more than 50 million children that have been terminated since Roe v. Wade?
Of course, not. Senate Democrats and their media allies see none of these things as “reprehensible” (as they certainly are). No, the “gobsmacking” moment was when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island asked Sessions:
“A secular person has just as good a claim to understanding the truth as a religious person, correct?”
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