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The Internet Is Having a Field Day with Jeff Sessions’ Testimony


We are all Sen. Angus King.

Oh hey, are you watching Jeff Session’s testimony? We are—between laughcrying and talking about dumpster fires and alcohol—and the internet is watching too. Here’re some of our favorite reactions so far.

Yes, IMAGINE. Imagine is a woman had grown snappish and harsh and raised her voice at a Senator questioning them. If Hillary Clinton had done so—and remember when she was forced to endure marathon, multi-hour grilling?—we’d still be watching loops of her “emotional” reaction. Fox News would likely create a whole separate channel just to play it 24/7. But that didn’t happen when these women were questioned. They kept their calm and cool.


Jeff Sessions sure does seem to have a lot of trouble remembering things. He’s mentioned trying to “wrack his brain” so many times, which makes the process of trying to recall things sound really torturous and difficult. I’m not sure that memory works like that.

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Sessions tried to blame Senator Al Franken’s “rambling” question for confusing him, which is why he lied under oath, or something.

Bilbo Bigot wins the day; every other nickname for Sessions can go home.

A beautiful look into the future.

But there’s also this. Don’t forget that Senate Republicans are literally trying to pass their healthcare bill and destroy Obamacare in the dead of night, without any hearings or allowing for amendments:

As sensational as all of this Trump/Russia cloak and dagger treason is, there is very real harm in the pipeline that will negatively affect the lives of millions of Americans so that the rich can get a tax break. It’s hard for me to type that out and come to grips with the fact that our country has grown so craven, but I just have to click back and look at our spluttering, obfuscating Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be reminded of how bad things are.

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