How? By saying:
“The office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
Eesh. At best Sessions was trying to say that the title of “sheriff” was created in England, but that’s a pretty generous reading.
First, there’s no reason to mention race/nationality at all given the subject matter. It’s like if someone apropos of nothing says
Worth noting the phrasing was reportedly an ad-lib and not part of his prepared remarks. Inneresting.
See the video AND what folks on Twitter thought of his words (below):
“The office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office” : Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association winter conference in DC. @vicenews pic.twitter.com/gPS6AbkS30
— Tess Owen (@misstessowen) February 12, 2018
Jeff Sessions did a speech and said “the office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” He wanted to go on record with the ANGLO-AMERICAN description. He went full white supremacy, and every Black and non-white sheriff should be insulted pic.twitter.com/F0PYS5j7es
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) February 12, 2018
Jeff Sessions literally called sheriffs a ‘critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’.
WTF is happening America??
How is this right?
How is this American?
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) February 12, 2018
Coretta Scott King warned abt vile racist elf Jeff Sessions 3 decades ago. He didn’t need to use the words “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech. His disgusting discriminatory policies speak volumes.#MTPDaily #Resist #COTD #BlueWave2018 pic.twitter.com/dW8uGesyfT
— nicki 🤓 (@nickiknowsnada) February 12, 2018
Dump the dog whistle, f**k a Freudian slip, white hood?? 🤷🏼♂️ Who needs it?! Why don’t people just say what they believe like #JeffSessions “The Sherriff’s department is a critical part of the Anglo American heritage of law enforcement”. I can’t make this up. He’s got to go. pic.twitter.com/IOEb9zK79J
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) February 12, 2018
[Image via C-SPAN.]