This will be a short post, but we just can’t let this one go. We’ve already told you how Attorney General Jeff Sessions set off a social media firestorm by telling the National Sheriffs Association that the office of sheriff is “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”

Which it is. Lawyers and historians both know this; Barack Obama knows this; but Ellie Shechet over at Jezebel apparently doesn’t, filing her piece in Jezebel’s “Barf Bag” roundup with the tag, “HEY LOOK OVER HERE I’M AN ACTUAL NAZI.”

Shechet writes:

Today, Jeff Sessions reminded us — as he has done many, many times before — that he is a proud white supremacist. This doesn’t do a lot to blunt the lunacy of the following quote: “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” the Attorney General of the United States told the National Sheriffs’ Association. It sure is! And what a stunning heritage.

In case you missed the horrific video, here it is courtesy of Vice News’s Tess Owen:

The ACLU was among those triggered by the idea that the job of sheriff, or “shire reeve,” came to America from England.

Nothing to add — that’s his narrative and he’s sticking to it.


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