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Fake KKK Members Greet Jeff Sessions At His Confirmation Hearing

Two men dressed in white robes stood on their chairs and yelled at Sessions as he entered a Senate hearing room.
Protesters dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan greet Sen. Jeff Sessions at his attorney general confirmation hearing Tuesd
Protesters dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan greet Sen. Jeff Sessions at his attorney general confirmation hearing Tuesday.

WASHINGTON ― Protesters dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan greeted Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Ala.) at his attorney general confirmation hearing Tuesday. 

Two men dressed in white robes and holding signs stood on their chairs and yelled at Sessions as he entered a Senate hearing room. The protesters pretended they were members of the KKK who were supportive of Sessions.

“What is this craziness? I’m a white man!” one of the protesters said as he was escorted out of the room by an officer. “You cannot take me out of here! I own this country! White people own this government!”

The protesters’ costumes referenced comments Sessions made about a member of the KKK when he was a U.S. attorney in Alabama in the 1980s. Sessions joked that he liked the KKK until he found out they smoked pot. That comment came up when Sessions was rejected as a federal judge in 1986.

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