George Soros cash behind move to smear, oust Jeff Sessions from key committee
With less than one month before the 2016 election, it’s no secret that anyone and everyone surrounding Donald Trump has become a target for media fodder. So if you think the negative, liberal-driven press against Senator Jeff Sessions has been more intense than usual this week, there’s a reason for that.
Following Sunday night’s presidential debate, the Alabama Senator took to the spin room to address Trump’s positions. He was frequently asked about that infamous 11-year-old Trump recording, in which the Republican nominee was caught making lewd remarks about women.
It was during an interview with the Weekly Standard, a magazine whose leaders have championed the “Never Trump” movement, that the Sessions was asked to respond to the comments. He told the publication that Trump’s language was “improper,” but should not be labeled as sexual assault. The interviewer pressed him further, prompting Sessions to answer that “it’s not clear” how an assault would occur.
Sessions has since made it abundantly evident that he does not condone Trump’s 2005 statements, nor does he believe that sexual assault is in any way excusable.
“My hesitation was based solely on confusion of the contents of the 2005 tape and the hypothetical posed by the reporter, which was asked in a chaotic post-debate environment,” Senator Sessions said in a statement. “I regret that it resulted in an inaccurate article that misrepresented my views. Of course it’s crystal clear that assault is unacceptable. I would never intentionally suggest otherwise.”
Now, a radical, far-left feminist group known as UltraViolet is promoting a petition that calls for Senator Sessions’ removal from the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee. So far, the petition has gained over 40,000 signatures. It’s actually a low number compared to other outrage-based campaigns the group has waged. Other current petitions include one that urges NBC to fire entertainment host Billy Bush, while another demands federal protection for Planned Parenthood.
The organization merits a deeper look.
UltraViolet is headed-up by Nita Chaudhary and Kat Barr, two former high-level political directors of the liberal attack machine MoveOn.org. Like MoveOn, UltraViolet is also funded by liberal mastermind billionaire George Soros. (The same guy who also donated at least $6 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, $1 million to Planned Parenthood, $650,000 to Black Lives Matter, just to name a few.)
The petition was expectedly carried and promoted by liberal sites, but in a surprising turn, has also received recognition from right-leaning RedState, who- like the Weekly Standard- has strong ties to the Never Trump movement. Even they conceded that UltraViolet exclusively targets “conservatives and Republicans and attack them as being opposed to women” in order to further a false “war on women.”
Senator Sessions nor his base of conservative supporters seem to be giving the petition any credence.
“Senator Sessions has served honorably for many years on the Judiciary Committee as the defender of our liberties and a champion of our values,” Sen. Sessions’ Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn said. “I certainly hope no one is fooled by this effort. I don’t think anyone would honestly suggest he be removed, particularly based on a pitch by George Soros.”