As Twitchy told you, yesterday, AG Jeff Sessions came under fire for saying that “the office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” The language mob decried those remarks as racist and irrefutable evidence of Sessions’ white supremacist beliefs.
Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz was one of brave souls who spoke out against Sessions:
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
And Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe couldn’t’ve been prouder:
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 12, 2018
The thing is, last July, Tribe didn’t seem to have such an issue with “Anglo-American”:
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) February 13, 2018
Oh dear. That’s awkward!
— El Daveed on the Interwebs (@CVOT222) February 13, 2018
you see @tribelaw the problem with virtue signalling, is it often falls flat when facts contradict your statements.
— Mark Rubello (@MarkRubello) February 13, 2018