While discussing the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Fox's Neil Cavuto buys into Sessions' excuse for calling Alabama’s first black federal prosecutor, Thomas H. Figures "boy," saying that when he looked at "pictures of the guy, he did look very young."
After pointing out some of Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer's objections to Sessions' nomination, Blackburn, whose party did nothing but obstruct for the sake of obstruction and for political gain for the last eight years, actually had the gall to complain about Democrats voicing some objections to Sessions' racist past:
BLACKBURN: You know Neil, I find it so interesting that that would be Chuck Schumer's tact. We just had an election. The American people have spoken and they have elected someone who is going to come and shake up Washington and Chuck Schumer should be saying I look forward to finding out, to sitting down with working with Jeff Sessions and to talking with him as he goes through this confirmation process. We're never going to agree on everything, but for the good of the country, we all need to decide we're going to work together. Now that in my opinion would have been a more productive response and I think people would really warm to having a response like that.
Now that it's their guy in charge, we're supposed to all get along, hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Funny how bipartisanship has suddenly become acceptable again in right-wing world.
And for anyone who wasn't already sure that Fox is going to make excuses for any and all horrible Republican behavior now and forever, Cavuto left no doubt with this disgusting excuse for Sessions' blatant racism.
CAVUTO: We're also getting comments now from Nancy Pelosi, for now the Democratic leader although 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 that I believe Mr. Sessions said at the time, was because the lawyer was so young and it nothing to do with his race and when I looked at pictures, the guy did look very young. Be that as it may, they're going to play this racial card again and 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?
BLACKBURN: My hope is they're not, that they will look at Jeff Sessions' record. His record as a U.S. Attorney, what he did for civil rights, the actions that he has taken, his experience in the Justice Department, his experience as a U.S. Senator, his commitment to the rule of law and to the U.S. Constitution and my hope is that they will look at those accomplishments. I always believe actions and what you have done is where you should go. What you should be focusing on.
Go peddle your snake oil somewhere else Neil. Everyone knows exactly what Sessions meant when he called that black man "boy," and it wasn't because he was young. You can try to convince your audience that our president-elect isn't packing his administration with white supremacists, but it won't change the fact that that's exactly what he's doing.