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BULLSH**TER OF THE DAY: Brad Blakeman, for his ringing endorsement of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The Fox News regular rattled off a list of qualifications, but he might have omitted a few rather important points


Mireia Triguero Roura
November 19, 2016 2:50AM (UTC)
Bullshitter of the Day is a regular series highlighting the most outrageous quotes from the world's most virtuosic shovelers

 

"So [Jeff Sessions]'s got a stellar record. I believe if he were to become the attorney general, he would be just what the doctor ordered to not only clean up that agency but to effectuate all the laws in this country to the best of his ability."

–Brad Blakeman Trump, Fox News, Nov. 18, 2016

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Who said it?

Fox News regular and former advisor to George W. Bush, Brad Blakeman.

What was the context?

Blakeman, asked by Fox News' Ed Henry for his assessment of Donald Trump's appointment of Jeff Sessions as attorney General, gushed lovingly over the Alabama senator's reputation and pedigree. He may have glossed over a few things, though...

Is there any merit to this claim?

Stellar record? "Just what the doctor ordered?" I think you forgot to mention in there, Mr. Blakeman, that the Senate once denied Sessions a federal judgeship for being too racist. I guess if the doctor in question thinks the NAACP and ALCU are "un-American" and "Communist-Inspired," then yes, Sessions is just what the doctor ordered.

Is this the first time he has come out with a load of bullshit?

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As a big critic of Obama, Blakeman has tossed some bullshit here and there. Like when he went on Fox News and argued that Obama had "inserted racism" into America.


Mireia Triguero Roura

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