“Great News!”: White Nationalists See Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation As Major Step Toward Achieving Their Racist Goals

››› ››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON

White nationalists cheered the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming that “we are one step closer to solidifying Trump’s authoritarian dictatorship,” and “we finally have an AG who will defend decent American people - rather than thugs,” and predicting that Sessions “will truly make our country great” and target “domestic terrorist groups” like Black Lives Matter.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed By U.S. Senate For Attorney General Post

Sessions Confirmed On “A Near-Party-Line Vote.” Jeff Sessions, who has served as a Republican U.S. senator representing Alabama, was confirmed by a 52 to 47 vote, with a single Democratic senator joining Sessions’ Republican colleagues, who unanimously backed him. [The New York Times, 2/8/17]

White Nationalists Hail Sessions’ Confirmation

Daily Stormer: Sessions’ Confirmation Means “We Are One Step Closer To Solidifying Trump’s Authoritarian Dictatorship.” Andrew Anglin, who runs neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, celebrated Sessions’ confirmation and contrasted him to African-American former attorneys general Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder by writing, “They were constantly standing up to Barack like, ‘Barack, m8, u b n too hard on dem wites’”:

[The Daily Stormer, 2/9/17]

David Duke: “Thank God After 8 Horrible Years Of Black Radical Marxists We Finally Have An AG Who Will Defend Decent American People - Rather Than Thugs.” Notorious anti-Semite and white nationalist David Duke, who is a former Klu Klux Klan leader, was ecstatic over Sessions’ confirmation, sending a series of tweets praising Sessions and attacking his African-American predecessors:

[Twitter, 2/8/17; Twitter, 2/9/17; Twitter, 2/9/17]

Paul Ray Ramsey: “Great News! Hopefully, He Can Start Targeting Domestic Terrorist Groups Such As #BlackLivesMatter.” White nationalist blogger Paul Ray Ramsey, who goes by the name Ramzpaul, celebrated the pick on Twitter:

[Twitter, 2/9/17]

Hunter Wallace: “Congratulations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions!” Hunter Wallace, whose real name is reportedly Brad Griffin, is an anti-Semitic writer who is also a board member for the white supremacist hate group Council of Conservative Citizens. He celebrated Sessions’ confirmation with a Confederate Flag-themed version of the racist “Pepe” meme. On his website, Wallace wrote, “Suck it, shitlibs! It is a new day at DOJ!”:

[Twitter, 2/8/17; Occidental Dissent, 2/9/17]

VDare: “Fight Of Jeff Sessions To Turn GOP Into A National Conservative Party Has Been Going On A Long Time. Now, Victory.” VDare, a racist anti-immigrant website named for Virginia Dare, the first white settler in America, declared “victory” on Twitter and wrote that a “new era” had begun:

[Twitter, 2/8/17; Twitter, 2/8/17]

Tim Treadstone/“Baked Alaska: “Congrats To The Honorable Jeff Sessions For Officially Becoming Our New Attorney General! He Will Truly Make Our Country Great!” Tim Treadstone, a member of the “alt right” white nationalist movement who goes by the moniker “Baked Alaska,” celebrated on Twitter:

[Twitter, 2/8/17]

Many White Nationalist Figures Applauding Sessions’ Confirmation Were Also Cheerleaders For His Nomination

Daily Stormer Applauded Sessions As “An Aggressive Anti-Black Racist” And Predicted That “We’re Going To Get Absolutely Everything We Wanted.” From a Daily Stormer article with the headline “It’s Like Christmas: Sessions for AG, Gen Flynn as National Security Advisor”:

Honestly, I didn’t even expect this to all come together so beautifully. It’s like we’re going to get absolutely everything we wanted.

[…]

Of course, I was thinking of Sessions for either Secretary of State or Defense, but I think Trump is making a point by putting an aggressive anti-Black racist in as AG. It’s a corrective measure, after Obama turned the Justice Department into the Black Panthers. [The Daily Stormer, 11/18/16]

David Duke Previously Said “Bravo President Trump” Following Trump’s Selection Of Sessions, Steve Bannon For Chief Strategist, And Michael Flynn For National Security Advisor. Duke took to his radio show to call Sessions’ selection by Trump among “some great first steps” and wrote on Twitter that “Senate must demand that Sessions as AG stop the massive institutional race discrimination against whites!” [Media Matters, 11/18/16; Media Matters, 11/18/16]

Wallace: Sessions Pick Was “Like Opening Up An Awesome Christmas Present.” [Twitter, 11/18/16]

Ramsey: “Good Choice.” [Twitter, 11/18/16]

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