"This is the person who said the KKK is ‘OK.'"
[This is a Press Release from National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund ]
Washington, DC — The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is condemning the nomination of ultra-conservative Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next Attorney General.
Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund said:
“Senator Jeff Session’s long track record reveals a politician who is transparently and vehemently against LGBTQ people, immigrants (both documented and undocumented) and people of color.
"This is the person who said the KKK is ‘OK’. Well having someone like that as Attorney General isn’t ‘OK’. President-Elect Trump’s notorious comments about Mexicans,
"Muslims, and people of color during the election campaign emerge from a mindset that Mr. Sessions represents.
"He was rejected by the Senate for a federal judgeship in the past because of his bigoted views. He hasn’t changed — and he shouldn’t be nominated nor be confirmed,”
The announcement of Sessions as Attorney General nominee come at the end of the week where the President-Elect announced a number of appointments including that of “Alt-Right” activist with White Nationalist ties, Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counsellor.
The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund builds political power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their families.