Many of you last week blew me off when I showed you that Dick Nixon said " There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white, - Richard M Nixon. Well how about this? Sessions is still in government. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, due to replace Arlen Specter on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions has long been known for his racist stands. Here is a link from The New Republic, December 2002, revealing Sessions racist statements. Closed Sessions Sessions also brings to his post some interesting baggage he was rejected to an appointment as a U.S. district judge two decades ago over charges of racism. The decisive vote: Arlen Specter. Two decades ago, the Senate rejected his nomination as a U.S. district judge by President Ronald Reagan over allegations that his career as a lawyer and U.S. attorney in Alabama showed a pattern of being racially insensitive. Sessions dismal record on race including a black former assistant U.S. attorneys testimony that Sessions once said he used to think they [the Klan] were OK until he found out some of them were pot smokers. Sen. Jeff Sessions: The GOP’s Closet Racist | NewsPirates Sessions called a black former assistant U.S. Attorney "boy" and, after overhearing him chastise a secretary, warned him to "be careful what you say to white folks." Figures echoed Hebert's claims, saying he too had heard Sessions call various civil rights organizations, including the National Council of Churches and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, "un-American." Sessions denied the accusations but again admitted to frequently joking in an off-color sort of way. In his defense, he said he was not a racist, pointing out that his children went to integrated schools and that he had shared a hotel room with a black attorney several times.