Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn’t been able to catch a break since joining the Trump administration.
But he’s never had to answer for his highly checkered past making racist, pro-KKK comments and suppressing the black vote as a state lawmaker in Alabama. An activist artist named Robin Bell, however, has decided to do something about it.
Bell, created images of a cartoonish Sessions KKK attire captioned by his own controversial past statements. Those images were then projected onto the side of the Justice Department Building in Washington, D.C. at night by a high-powered projector, along with the hashtag #SessionsMustGo
Bell has been known in activist circles for some time, but he first became known to the wider public with a similar ‘guerilla light protest’ last week, when he projected a “Pay Bribes Here” sign on the façade of the Trump Washington Hotel, with arrows pointing to the hotel door.
Sessions has had to deal with the press dug-up his history of making racially incentive remarks and suppressing black voter turnout in the run-up to his Senate confirmation hearings. Back in 1986, those controversies convinced the Senate to deny his confirmation as a federal judge when President Reagan appointed him. The Republican controlled Senate looked the other way this time around, however, and confirmed him as Trump’s Attorney General.
About two months later, the Washington Post revealed that Sessions may have lied under oath during those confirmation hearings when he responded to a question by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) over meetings Trump campaign officials may have had with Russian operatives, saying, “…I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
Sessions made those comments on January 10th, and the Post published its story March 1st, confirming at least two instances when Sessions did, in fact, meet with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and transition.
The links between the Trump Campaign and Russia’s intelligence operation to undermine the 2016 election are facing multiple investigations by the FBI, congress, and the newly appointed special counsel, Robert Mueller. Because Attorney General Sessions has been forced to recuse himself from any of these investigations, we can be reasonably confident that justice will come to him and his fellow members of the Trump campaign on this matter.
Bravo, Mr. Bell. We can’t wait to see what you have in store next.
Peter Mellado is a writer, producer, and a branding and messaging specialist with over 15 years experience. He studied history at San Jose State University, and resides in Los Angeles.