Fox's Cavuto Excuses Jeff Sessions' Reference To Black Lawyer As "Boy"

Cavuto: "I Looked At Pictures. The Guy Did Look Very Young"

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From the November 18 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto

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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): You know what's also kind of weird? We're also getting comments now from Nancy Pelosi, for now the Democratic leader, even though that's not etched in stone. She said that Senator Sessions has a record of racially charged comments but she's going back to those he made in 1986 where he referred to another lawyer, a young lawyer, as "boy." Now the argument at the time and I believe Mr. Sessions said, at the time, was because the lawyer was so young and nothing to do with his race and when I looked at pictures, the guy did look very young. But be that as it may, they're going to play this racial card again and again even though we're going back 30 years.I mean  are these going to be divisive hearings? How do you see it playing out?

Previously:

Fox Lauds Potential Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Ignores That He Was Rejected For A Judgeship For Racist Comments

Former Klan Leader David Duke Hails Trump’s “Great” Selection Of Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

Ana Navarro Calls Out Trump's Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions: “I’m Not Sure There’s A Statute Of Limitation[s] For Racism”

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Neil Cavuto, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump
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