The Democrats are on the warpath.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech declaring the administration’s support for law enforcement.
And he said two words that pushed Democrats over the edge.
Sessions was addressing the National Sheriff’s Association and praised sheriffs for their role in local law enforcement throughout the country’s history.
He then stated how they represented an important part of the “Anglo-American” law enforcement heritage.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs’ “Anglo-American heritage” during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.
“I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Sessions said in remarks at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting, adding, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
“We must never erode this historic office,” Sessions continued.”
Sessions was not out of bounds in any way with his remark – much of American legal tradition derives from British common law.
But it sent the left into a total frenzy.
Leading Democrats such as Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome predictably accused Sessions of spreading bigotry and white supremacy.
Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling. Best NO vote I ever cast.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 12, 2018
Newsome went ever further in his outrageous smear of Sessions.
“California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom called Attorney General Jeff Sessions an “outright racist” on Monday evening for saying that sheriffs are a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
“Reminder that our Attorney General is an outright racist who wants us all to acknowledge ‘Anglo-American heritage,’” tweeted Newsom, who is running to lead the “Resistance State.”
“Anglo-American” is a common term when discussing the American legal system.
Barack Obama used the term during a Senate floor speech.
And left-wing icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg has employed it in Supreme Court opinions.
But liberals like Newsome – who is running for California Governor – must adopt the most extreme positions on identity politics in order to appeal to the Democrats insane voter base.
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