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01/10/2017 09:58 am ET

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
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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.

Watch video of the moment below:

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