Sessions: I Still Oppose Abortion Rights And Same-Sex Marriage But I’ll “Follow Those Laws” [VIDEO]

He’ll follow them until Trump stacks the Court against them. The Independent reports:

Incoming attorney general Jeff Sessions admitted that he still opposed same-sex marriage and Roe v Wade, a 1973 law that guarantees a women’s right to an abortion. Mr Sessions said he would “respect and follow” both laws in their current form, but admitted he still held his controversial personal views.

When asked by Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein if he still believed that Roe v Wade was the “worst colossal erroneous decision made by Congress”, he said he did hold the same beliefs and that the law “violated the constitution”.

“I haven’t said a woman’s right to choose or Roe V Wade is not the law of the land… so I’d follow that law,” he added. He was also asked if he still opposed same sex marriage and whether he would uphold the federal law.

“[The] supreme court has ruled on that. The dissent was vigorous.” “The majority of the court has established the definition of marriage for the entire United States of America and I will follow that decision,” he added.

  • PickyPecker

    ‘…at this point in time.’

  • Gustav2

    Gee, how much can he fuck up both by “not having the resources” to guarantee our rights?

  • Chucktech

    WHAT ABOUT LEGAL POT, you racist SHITHEAD?

  • Kelly Lape

    Sad.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Sad!

  • Tiger Quinn

    I keep hearing “in its current form” over and over, and that is reallllllly troubling.

    • Chucktech

      Dog? Meet whistle.

  • JoeMyGod
    • JoeMyGod
      • Chucktech

        When you’ve lost Bryan Fischer…

        • Oikos

          He’ll still have his tongue glued to Session’s ass once he is confirmed.

        • Todd20036

          Yeah but for the entirely wrong reason

      • kaydenpat

        Now we’re telling the truth. This is exactly what Jeff plans to do.

    • kaydenpat

      When you’ve lost Bryan, …

    • fuzzybits

      Oh shut up,Gladys!

  • Elagabalus

    Like the other major emotionally constipated closet queen in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, I remain convinced that Sessions is being held hostage by the Republican power elite vis-a-vis blackmail, probably over an incident that happened long ago, in order to be their puppet and stooge. It happened with Dennis Hastert and it’s happening all over again. There will always be an eager closeted, power-hungry Republican who can be blackmailed into submission. Always.

    That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it!

    • NancyP

      Possibly. Don’t discount the possibility that he thinks that whatever he does is fine because he’s a special snowflake – the attitude that the action when performed by others is disgusting and when performed by oneself is A-OK. IOKIYAR.

    • Truth hurts

      Everyone needs to research the reasons behind McConnell’s discharge from the military…you know, stuff we all feared if we were in the military up to a few years ago and can still relate to….

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Where’d his kiddy prop go??

    • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      he kept the receipts & returned her by noon deadline
      Seriously, I’m hugely offended by this fucken stunt. Granted, it’s his grandkid but do you need to hold your 4-8 yo grandkid during your hearing, other than to parade her ???

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        This little dino was quite offended by Session’s stunt, too.

    • Bared Bear

      Probably still being digested when his jaws unhinged and he swallowed her whole.

  • NancyP

    Well yes. There’s a difference between adhering to the current law and litigating to support the current law.

    • Gustav2

      A biggly difference.

  • Tom G

    Sounds like he’ll follow the law as these decisions require—and follow the new law when the new decisions come up due to Trump’s SCOTUS picks.

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Bitch, please.
    Al Franken called you out on your lies and you blame it on bad math & senile. You’re just a bad liar, so I dont believe a word on “follow the laws” of gay marriage & abortion rights.

    Oh and bringing your Asian grandkid to the hearing doesn’t fool ANYONE.

    If you didnt kiss TRAMP’s ass so hard, this would NEVER happen. AG, more like ASS GROPE

  • Bared Bear

    Translation: “Just give me the job already and I promise you’ll die first when we start preparing the world for Jesus.”

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Bared Bear

      It will certainly be the latest installation of the American Horror Story.

    • Snarkaholic

      I’d love to send Twisty the Clown there…

    • Andymac3

      That was the freakiest clown in years, gave me the chills. Thanks Obama, I mean, American Horror Story.

    • kaydenpat

      No.

    • ultragreen

      It’s going to be worse than Barnum & Bailey. More like the Nightmare on Elm Street White House.

    • Jerry
  • Andymac3

    “And did I mention what we like to do to those gay boys down here in Shitsville, Alabama?”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3db6e6ece4434976a6c5bcd9b2dd3015b7c614a03502ad1997c17e4e32ed6b2.png

    • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      you forgot “allegedly.” Don’t want an AG going after you
      Now repeat after me “facts arent facts” for the next 4 yrs.
      Welcome to Hell

      • Andymac3

        In Shitsville, Alabama, its a spectator sport.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Sessions is the primary reason I do not eat Keebler Cookies.

    • zhera

      Is it possible to be worse than Pence?

      I wonder how Jeffy boy would feel if a big burly guy came up to him and grabbed his genitals. No big deal, right? It’s just men being men, etc.

      • Todd20036

        A better question is, how would the big burly man feel about having to grab that “man”‘s genitals?

        • zhera

          There’s no explaining the taste some people have in men. Seriously. Evidence: Jeffy boy found someone to marry.

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        • greenmanTN

          Like shooting marbles.

    • kaydenpat

      And that’s not even the worse of what he’s done.

      • ultragreen

        He’s a massive hypocrite as well. Sessions joined Trump in criticizing past free trade agreements, but he voted for everyone of them as a U.S. Senator, while failing to mention that small fact while he was campaigning for Trump.

    • GrandmasterBeavis

      He’s the right man for the job.

    • bill weber
  • Blake J Butler

    Uh-huh. Your trying to sell me an outhouse and tell me it is the Taj Mahal. Your record is showing, with your racist, sexist, and homophobic past.

    Let us not all forget that the man was a supporter of the KKK until he realized that they were tolerant of marijuana, which Sessions refused to accept.

  • AtticusP

    And this twisted little fuck will wreak havoc with state marijuana laws.

    States’ rights my ass.

  • gosh, i didn’t sleep well last night. i was really worried. that Jayuff might have an abortion, after he married a man. cause you know, that’s the sort of thing most people are concerned with, deeply. mothers warn their children about it. it’s taught in colleges. many world religions are founded upon it.

    oh, wait. none of that is true at all…

    • Lars Littlefield

      Nice to see you’re among us. Still, beware of drones. 😉

      • i didn’t want to tell you all, but i’ve been absorbed. they’ll come for you too, soon. but in the meantime, i’m supposed to play along like i still have rights, freedom, and control of my will.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Maybe if you scream “ATTICA!” loud enough they might let you go. Just sayin’.

          • i saw a really good movie about that. i’m too young for it to be history in my memory, but i enjoyed learning about why it is now an iconic phrase. i think the kid from “Dune” was in it…

  • Cuberly
  • Lars Littlefield

    FUCKING LIAR !!!!!!!

    • Todd20036

      I think the “fucking” part is debatable.

      • Lars Littlefield

        In this instance I think it’s clear that “fucking” is used as an intensifier.

  • jizabel

    Just like a teenager telling his date’s parents that he’ll bring their daughter home by 7:30. Except instead of teen pregnancy, the result of this bald-faced lie will be far more disastrous.

  • Dot Beech

    His name is not “Jeff.” His name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Please, let’s get that right. Every Goddamned Time! Just like his buddies did with Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

    Roe was never a woman’s blank check on abortion. It was always a balancing test between a woman’s right to abort a pregnancy and the state’s right to protect its interests, i.e., the woman’s health and “protecting the potentiality of human life.”

    That should give Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III all the wiggle room he could possibly ever need to “uphold” Roe while constantly diminishing this right for all American women.

    • Bared Bear

      Ewww. I wonder if he and Strom Thurmond took turns with “the help.”

  • DaddyRay

    OT: If you need a mental health break

    I RAP TO MY CATS | Dan Bull
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tm7TktS55Y

    • whollyfool

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Cuberly

    Is it me or does he bear a resemblance to Pinocchio.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/pvO8ugi72HKww/giphy.gif

    • zhera

      Only when he opens his mouth (and lies).

  • Paula

    We’re screwed! And I don’t mean that in a good way.

    • Bared Bear

      Yeah. It’s just going the be a never ending Republican clown car of bad. And by “clown” I mean serial killer.

  • zhera

    What about Loving v. Virginia or any of the other race related laws?

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    If you believe that shit, I have a bridge to sell you…

  • Gene

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.

    seriously.

    thats his full name.

    If your southern, you hear all you need to hear to terrify you (or make you stand up in your Trailer and cheer)

  • boatboy_srq

    Sessions translated: I’ll enforce the law – so please, dear former Congressional colleagues, give me laws targeting Those Other People©, so I can get back to enforcing oppressive laws on people I don’t like.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Do they still make these? I had one in 1952. Got it for xmas. I’m thinking if I glued the face of Beauregard Sessions on it maybe I could protect my mental health by engaging in punching sessions. Punching Sessions. See? I made a funny there.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66d1f3c14f4016757dae375c9a93d8a15b933de95e7c274882dc4980bfc62571.jpg

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      I had Boppo the Clown. His red nose squeaked when you punched it.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Joe Palooka loomed large in our lives. He had bubble gum and comic books that we needed to buy.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          The comics were better than the gum, I recall… stiff weird powdery pink chunk of what…Silly Putty?

          • canoebum

            It is a known fact that the palettes of children are underdeveloped. Just keep it simple. Besides, the bubble is the thing, not so much the taste.

    • PickyPecker
  • Cuberly

    Gotta be kidding me. Talk about an ole south stereotype.

    https://twitter.com/MotherJones/status/818894865610240001

  • Bill

    Still gayer than Beverly Leslie wearing ruby slippers.

  • bmoore4026

    Again, tiny mouth.

    • Stev84

      But yuge ears

  • kaydenpat

    Liar. He’ll do everything within his power to obstruct voting rights and overthrow women’s reproductive rights. And no doubt, since he’s a Christianist, he’ll do whatever he can to allow Conservative Christians to legally discriminate against “the gays”. Keeping it real.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Useless political theater. There is no penalty for “changing your mind” down the road. You can tell ’em whatever they want to hear.

  • Cuberly
    • coram nobis

      Animal husbandry.

      • Cuberly

        Is that where donkey’s come from?

        • coram nobis

          You may be thinking of mules.

          Down here on the farm the weather gets messy
          Laying around with nothin’ to do
          When you went away, you took my cow Bessie
          I miss her darling, more than I miss you …

          Where, oh where, are you tonight?
          Why did you leave me here all alone?
          I searched the world over,
          And thought I found true love.
          You met another and
          [farting noise] you were gone.

        • Gianni

          That makes sense: deer + monkey = donkey.

      • coram nobis

        The deer is wearing a collar, so that means she was probably fully-vetted. More than can be said for other nominees.

    • Gianni

      Monkeys like humans – ‘Any port in a storm.’

      • Cuberly

        Those fucking monkeys.

  • coram nobis

    Besides the name — Jefferson Beauregard — a distinguished background. Born in Selma, AL, no less. No doubt studied the Kommon Kore Kurriculum in school, benefited from the No Chitlins Left Behind program, and graduated Most Likely To Secede.

  • Blake J Butler
  • another_steve

    He was obviously well-coached and well-prepped. Very smooth. Said what his puppet masters told him would be uncontroversial.

    Very difficult to find fault with “my own views on the matter differ, but as Attorney General I’ll uphold the law, whatever it is.”

    • ultragreen

      They are not asking him the right questions. The real question is: How rigorously will Sessions enforce Federal law when it protects the rights of minorities and women? The answer: Not very rigorously. Another important question is: Should Trump succeed in appointing Federal judges who weaken or destroy civil rights protections for minorities and women, will Sessions refuse to enforce such unethical and anti-democratic court rulings? Of course, no such thing would happen. Sessions can be counted on to rigorously enforce any reversal of protections for minorities and women that are handed down from the courts. So in spite of his well-coached answers, he is a clear and present threat to our civil liberties and the civil liberties of women and other minority groups.

      • another_steve

        I hear you. Of course. What you say there, of course.

        But keep in mind, the name of the game is to get the monster confirmed and get this off the agenda.

        He’s saying exactly the “right thing”:

        “I will enforce the law, whatever it is.”

  • coram nobis

    Sidebar: just wait till Trump’s Labor Secretary designate gets his confirmation hearings.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/10/andrew-puzder-cke-sexual-harassment-labor-secretary

    Two-thirds of female fast food workers at restaurants operated by Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s controversial nomination for US labor secretary, experienced sexual harassment at work, a rate much higher than the industry average, a stinging advocacy survey has claimed.

    … Puzder, CEO of the billion-dollar company since 2000, has staunchly defended his company’s notorious advertising that often features scantily dressed women eating burgers in scenes some have compared to pornography, arguing in 2011: “We believe in putting hot models in our commercials, because ugly ones don’t sell burgers.”

    • Lazycrockett

      Automating everything is just going to create so many new jobs for all those white rural men in the rust belt. Doncha know.

      • coram nobis

        Just wait till you get self-driving trucks, delivery and interstate, let’s say. That’s a couple hundred thousand jobs there.

    • ChrisMorley

      American Apparel similarly found sexual harassment a route to bankruptcy and close down. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/14/american-apparel-files-bankruptcy-us

  • The_Wretched

    I remember a certain John Roberts promising calling balls and strikes. He was more than happy to pretend racial bias in voting laws are a historical footnote. I’m not expecting Sessions to be any more honest.

    • canoebum

      It was well known that Roberts had a strong animus toward the VRA at the time of his nomination. He had fought it legally at every opportunity throughout his career. So, in his hearings, when he said he was there to just call balls and strikes, he lied. I expect Session is no different.

      • The_Wretched

        Sessions is also anti-VRA. They view it as a northern imposition that gets in the way of their glorious plan for never ending republican leadership.

  • ultragreen

    Of course Sessions is going to say he will enforce the law in conformity with past rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court. The more relevant question is: How rigorously will he uphold Federal law on abortion, same-sex marriage, gerrymandering, and voter-rights protections? The answer, of course, is not very rigorously when such laws protect the civil rights of minorities and women.

    Furthermore, should the Federal courts reverse their past positions on abortion, same-sex marriage, voter-rights protections, and other civil rights protections, it is certain that Sessions would rigorously enforce Federal laws when they strip away such protections from minorities and women. Thus, Sessions as the U.S. attorney general under the Trump administration is a clear and present threat to the civil rights protections of such groups of people.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Liar.

  • Mark

    He’s also saying that religious liberty would be a priority for him…

    Hello National religious discrimination act…

  • fuow

    Hey, all you gay men who didn’t bother to vote – FUCK YOU.

  • witch

    I don’t believe a word out of his mouth

  • Blackfork

    What a fraud.

  • DN

    You oppose gay rights?

    Fuck you.

    It’s not 1980 anymore, shit-for-brains.

  • sword

    Sessions will always follow the law. That’s why he wants a couple of new conservative Supreme Court Justices installed. Then he can follow the law: no abortions, dissolution of same sex marriage and adoptions.

  • Robert Conner

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has always wanted to be a general but sadly he was born long after the South lost the Civil War. Looks like his Attorney General position will just have to do.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa2e9b9e2098e465616afe370fac38d501f14981f46f1c5dcf7b29cbcb593349.jpg

  • JCF

    Whew, that’s reassuring!

    NOT.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I don’t believe him. How hard would you fight for something you opposed? How hard would you fight for something you feel is wrong? I don’t think he will fight very hard for anything that would make lives of us LGBT people or women easer. My rights to marry the woman I love or the choices I’ve made about my health care doesn’t effect their lives at all. Frankly, I am sick of my life and health being not just on display, but governed by men who have no clue what it’s like to be female. I am sickfor having keep ffighting to keep a right I have had for 40 years. I’m sick of worrying if the legal part of my marriage is in danger. The benefits gave me security my wife was taken car of when I pass on which will be sooner than later if Obama care is repealed .