Sunday, January 15, 2017

DID TRUMP RETALIATE TO JOHN LEWIS OVER LEWIS' OPPOSITION TO SESSIONS?

Trump first approached deep, dark CIA agent Roy Cohn when Trump and his father were being prosecuted for racial discrimination. Trump also accused the Central Park Five of violent rape, taking out full page ads demanding the death penalty, and even though the true cuplrit confessed and his confession backed by DNA evidence, Trump still believes the five are still guilty.

Trup has picked Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to be his Attorney General. Sessions is named after two of the most significant Confederates: President Jefferson Davis, and General Beauregard.

John Lewis literally marched next to, side by side with, Martin Luther King, for voting rights and got his head bashed in by the cops for doing so.

Lewis recently expressed his doubt over the legitimacy of Trump. Trump fired back, accusing Lewis of being all talk and no action, and implying that the district that Lewis represents is crime ridden and a failure because of Lewis, which is not true.

Lewis recently gave testimony to the confirmation hearing for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as Attorney General.

Here is an extract of what Lewis said to that hearing:
...I want to make it crystal clear for the record -- we have made a lot of progress, but we are not there yet. Some people argue that the 48 years of a fully-operational Voting Rights Act simply erased hundreds of years of hate and violence.

This is not ancient history; the scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in our society. This is proven by the thousands of pages of evidence submitted to Congress which verify continued voting rights discrimination across our nation and in the Deep South.

Representing Alabama on this Committee, Senator Sessions had an opportunity to lead. Instead, the Senator turned a blind eye to the persistent and consistent efforts to make it harder and more difficult for minorities, the poor, the elderly, and others to exercise the right to vote.

I spent most of my life living and working in the South. For many years, I worked hard and long to protect the Voting Rights Act. Not once have I heard the Senator recognize the present-day, recorded, voting discrimination which is why Alabama continued to be covered by the preclearance formula.

After the Shelby v. Holder decision, minorities were in mourning as Senator Sessions was celebrating. He declared the decision was "good news for the South". Alabama and other States immediately adopted voter ID legislation -- making it harder for minorities to execute their right to vote. We must face the truth. We are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country. We cannot escape this reality. As we prepared for the March on Washington, the late A. Philip Randolph said, “Maybe our forefathers and foremothers came to this country in different ships, but we are all in the same boat now.”

You see, the issue of discrimination cannot be swept into a corner or under a rug. It is still here. And we cannot avoid the fact that there is a systematic, deliberate attempt to destroy the advances of civil rights in this country and take us back to a period when America declared its greatness on one hand, but fostered the worst kind of racial discrimination on the other.

[source : Rep. John Lewis Senate Testimony in Sen. Sessions Confirmation Hearing, John Lewis, https://johnlewis.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-john-lewis-senate-testimony-sen-sessions-confirmation-hearing, 11th January 2017]

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