Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. (F, 14%) appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday along with other black leaders to testify against the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (C, 78%) as attorney general.
After Booker dug the dagger sufficiently deep into his former friend’s back, three men spoke up in defense of Sessions: former assistant U.S. attorney Willie Huntley, former U.S. marshal Jesse Seroyer, and former chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee and ex-Sessions aide William Smith.
Willie Huntley: "Jeff Sessions will enforce and follow the laws of the United States evenhandedly, equally, and with justice for all." pic.twitter.com/Z4elClku0Z
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 11, 2017
— Gina Walding (@GinaWalding) January 11, 2017
— ViralBreaking (@viralbreaking) January 11, 2017
But because these men are black, it wasn’t long before Twitter users began with the name-calling, fighting fake racism with real racism:
Willie Huntley & Jesse Seroyer testifying for Sessions... pic.twitter.com/2bxNiBr6C1
— clair hanks-huxtable (@TLOPumi) January 11, 2017
Look at this coon fest pic.twitter.com/Q0RMYPYwjA
— Pimp Stormtrooper (@youeatcake) January 11, 2017
Willie Huntley is the equivalent of a Jewish Nazi collaborator. The system of white supremacy creates this type of desperate mindset
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) January 11, 2017
— Vincent L.L. Hall (@vinnylew) January 11, 2017
Who went and got this coon to speak for Sessions..same guy that will lay his coat over a puddle for Trump to walk over while still in it
— 13-3..1st rd bye (@_Beezo__) January 11, 2017
I did't know "Jesse Seroyer" was a new way to spell boot-licking-uncle-Tom
— Egg_Bay (@Egg_Bae) January 11, 2017
Uncle Tom's... There is always one on every plantation. #sessionsconfirmation
— Tramaine Ray (@tramaine_ray) January 11, 2017
Where did they get that Uncle Tom Willie Huntley from #JeffSessionsHearing
— Walter L. Hudson Sr. (@Activist30) January 11, 2017
William Smith doesn't sound like he even wrote this "testimony." Did he really say "he crushed it"? Y'all, #StopSessions
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 11, 2017
@deray Looks like an Uncle Tom parade!
— YUZIMA (@Yuzima) January 11, 2017
The despicable witch hunt to smear Sessions claimed three more casualties Wednesday, highlighting the nasty partisan hatred prompted by Sen. Booker’s unconstrained egoism and indifference to the truth.
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Carly Hoilman is a Correspondent for Conservative Review. You can follow her on Twitter @CarlyHoilman.