Jeff Sessions, Attorney General

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Accusations of racism have followed him through his career. He was even denied a federal judgeship due to it.

He is bad news for civil rights

He is also bad news for immigration, he has opposed any immigration bill with a path to citizenship. He has even fought legal immigration, guest worker programs and visa programs [even for people in science, math, and tech]

Actual awful quote (bolding mine)

“What we need now is immigration moderation: slowing the pace of new arrivals […] and the forces of assimilation can knit us all more closely together.”

Voted against a bill that banned “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners.”

Ahh, on climate change:

“Carbon pollution is CO2, and that’s really not a pollutant; that’s a plant food, and it doesn’t harm anybody except that it might include temperature increases.”

 

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich, who tracks hate speech, said Sessions is guilty of it, and that his mere presence in Trump’s inner circle is “a tragedy for American politics.” [Source]

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