Things of this sort can change, bigly, once confirmation hearings begin. And not just because of his brazen, lifelong white supremacism. Also because, well, among other things, Florida voters just adopted an amendment to the state constitution legalizing medical marijuana. Buy a yuge margin.
Read through the NYT editorial I’ve linked to. No one—and I do mean no one—wants this kind of thing. Outside of Alabama and Mississippi, of course.
This choice is beyond-belief vile. And by the end of his confirmation hearing, everyone will know the specifics. And that Donald Trump thought it would be fine to reward this man in this precise way for being the first member of Congress to endorse him.
So Jeff Flake, Joe Manchin and Susan Collins think he’s fine. Then again, presumably they don’t plan to run for president. Marco Rubio likely does, though. And his own state, the largest swing state, just voted to legalize medical marijuana. And there’s also that large-Hispanic-population thing in his state. Just one example.
Here’s betting that McCain won’t vote for him either. He doesn’t plan to run for president, having already been there and done that, but there’s that little thing about Sessions’ support for torture of various kinds, including waterboarding.
UPDATED: Be sure to read this article published Friday at Yahoo News. I didn’t see it until just now.
Updated 11/20 at 3:25 p.m.