A 70-year-old former Army officer and former State Department official was just arrested for protesting at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) confirmation for Attorney General. “I say no to Jeff Sessions, no to hatred, not to racism, not to the ban on refugees!” yelled Col. Ann Wright as she was dragged out of the building by security. “Oh, ow! I’ll go out but you don’t need to drag me. I’ve got a hip replacement. I’m 70 years old and I can make it out on my own.”
Wright received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997 for her efforts in evacuating thousands during the bloody Sierra Leone Civil War (1991-2001). She also famously resigned in protest of the Bush Administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. Since then, she has devoted her time and energy to peace activism and defending American civil liberties, most recently with the Code Pink group.
The same year she won her award, the office of Jeff Sessions was accused of “gross prosecutorial conduct,” as noted by Jezebel. Trump has tapped Session to lead the United States Department of Justice, but the Senator was denied a circuit court seat by Republicans because he was too much of a racist. He’s been chosen to eliminate any kind of legal obstacle to Trump and his neo-Nazi puppet master Stephen Bannon’s un-American and unconstitutional agenda to legislate white supremacy, and it is of the utmost importance that we barrage our Senators with phone calls, emails, faxes, and carrier pigeons and keep the corrupting influence of Trump and his crew out of the Department of Justice. The future of the Republic as we know it depends on it.
Watch the arrest here:
Protester interrupts Sen. Judiciary Committee to vote on nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general https://t.co/G3JnSfSFe5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 31, 2017