Jeff Sessions isn’t even trying to hide it anymore

In order to avoid going to prison for the crimes he committed in relation to the Russia scandal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going to have to quit his job and cut a plea deal against Donald Trump in the end. We all know why Sessions is stalling as long as he can: he’s a lifelong racist and he’s fulfilling his life’s ambition by using the office of Attorney General to carry out his white supremacist policies. He doesn’t want to give it up until he absolutely has to. At this point he’s no longer even hiding his racist ambitions. In fact he’s bragging about them in exact words.

Here are the exact words Sessions said today while addressing the National Sheriffs Association: “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” No really, he said this. CNN and others are reporting it. If this were someone else without a record of racism, we’d think perhaps they randomly misspoke. But this is Jeff Sessions we’re talking about.

Did he get confused and think he was addressing the KKK? Is he cracking under the pressure and forgetting to keep his blatantly racist views shrouded in policy talk? It sounds like he just doesn’t care anymore, and he’s no longer trying to hide it.

Perhaps this is a sign that Jeff Sessions thinks he’s near the end of the line anyway, so he’s just going for it. At this rate he’ll be yelling the “N” by tomorrow. This isn’t remotely funny. The sitting Attorney General of the United States is a white supremacist in addition to being a Russian traitor. Paging Robert Mueller.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report