Jeff Sessions certainly isn’t the most favorite of conservative politicians, especially since his somewhat bitter leave from the White House as President Trump’s former attorney general. However, that doesn’t mean that the man is anywhere close to rooting for the other side or giving up on making America better.
And his most recent spat, with liberal Minnesota Representative and ‘Squad’ member Ilhan Omar, proves it.
It all started on Friday with the seemingly ever-present topic of police reform and the calls by the left to defund and disband police departments around the nation.
Omar, as a representative for the district where this discussion started, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been a loud voice for the progressive left and their move towards total government take over. So it was not surprising that on Friday, she began what would become a discussion demanding that the Minneapolis Police Department should be disbanded.
She wrote, “The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.”
Now, I’m not exactly sure how a city as large as Minneapolis is supposed to keep its residents safe and crime under control without a police department. When I “reimagine public safety” anywhere without a police force, it looks a lot like chaos and anarchy. Imagine the wild west, dilapidated towns filled with crime and those running from anyone that would try to instill some sort of law.
And according to Session’s response to Omar’s tweet, he ‘reimagines’ a similar thing.
He retweeted her post and commented, “Radical Leftists like Ilhan Omar and the rest of ‘the Squad’ are dead wrong. Don’t defund the police. Defund the thought police.”
Omar, in her immaturity, must have been offended by his comment, because it didn’t take her long to criticize his response, basically telling Sessions that he had no room to talk and calling him a racist hypocrite.
She said, “You called the NAACP Un-American and said you thought the Klu Klux Klan were okay until you learned they smoked pot. Maybe sit this one out.”
Remember when I said Sessions was no longer a favorite? Well, his controversial comments about the NAACP are partly why and precisely why that is a topic for another time. However, when it comes to his thoughts on the KKK being “okay,” as Omar says, that is nothing more than a joke that the Minnesota representative apparently never caught on to.
Suffice it to say that neither criticism of Sessions exactly struck gold here.
However, Sessions was about to in his response.
He figured that if she was going to point out things he had said in the past, he could play that game too. And we all know Omar doesn’t exactly have a good track record on that front, especially when it comes to “Un-American” sentiments.
Sessions wrote about Omar, “You brushed off the 9/11 attacks as ‘some people did something. You’ve celebrated anti-Semitism. You have a habit of rooting for the bad guys, and you should stop unfairly demonizing our brave law enforcement officers. I for one will never sit out defending those who defend us.”
And then he added separately, “How’s your brother, by the way?”
Unlike his comments, Omar’s are known to be quite serious. She was far from joking when she told a crowd that Muslims were being unfairly judged because “some people did something,” referring to the attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed thousands of Americans.
Nor was she joking any of the numerous times she and her cohorts pushed to implement laws that would essentially ruin the nation of Israel as we know it. Or what about when she nearly praised the attacks on Jewish communities in New York? Talk about supporting the bad guys.
But I have to admit the last jab from Sessions is the best.
As you likely know, the devout Muslim woman has had a rather tumultuous love life. It is suspected by many, including the FBI, that her first ‘legal’ marriage, was to her biological brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. It is believed that the short-lived marriage was part of an immigration scam that allowed her brother to reside in the US and attend college here.
And as much as she has tried to deny the alleged fraud, she can’t seem to produce any evidence that would say otherwise.
Sessions, in the heat of his current battle for his old Senate seat, could be just trying to gain much-needed momentum. But even so, he seems to have hit the nail right on the head with his criticisms of Omar.