It’s really not difficult to trigger liberals these days. In fact, it’s getting ridiculously easy. If you are a member of the Trump administration, all you really have to do is open your mouth to make the liberal media upset. Whatever you say, the media will spin it and try to paint you as a racist or a bigot in one way or another.
Jeff Sessions learned that the hard way on Monday. Here’s the “outrageous” comment he made that has liberals upset.
From NBC News:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called sheriffs a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” during a speech Monday.
“We must never erode this historic office,” he told the National Sheriffs’ Association. “I know this, you know this. We want to be partners, we don’t want to be bosses. We want to strengthen you and help you be more effective in your work.”
The Justice Department defended Sessions’ comments as meant to invoke sheriffs’ English roots, as well as the debt America’s legal system owes to England.
Anglo-American. That’s not allowed apparently.
Twitter had a meltdown.
Liberals are also ignoring one big problem.
The Obama Admin. did the same thing.
From The Daily Caller:
Their collective reaction ignores the history of American law enforcement and fails to contend with the use of the same term by an Obama Department of Justice official in service of the same historical point in 2016.
The “loaded language” Owens referred to was also employed by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer during a speech in Beijing in 2016, as first noted by Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly.
“The public conversation on these matters has been taking place for a long time. To cite just one example, Justice Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court spoke on this subject to the Hong Kong High Court in February 1999,” Baer said. “There, he described 1000 years of evolution of rule of law and of the Anglo-American common law system. He also discussed how our judges and the private bar are all essential actors in rule of law, just as our Constitution, body of laws, and judicial precedents guide the implementation of rule of law in the United States.”
Despite the historical context surrounding Sessions’ remark (the office of Sheriff is a vestige of the English system of common law) and the term’s application in a variety of contexts by government officials of different political stripes, leftist journalists immediately followed Owens’ lead.
Another swing and a miss for Democrats.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]