Is Jeff Van Winkle waking up at last?
On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had stern words for the mayor of Oakland, California, who recently warned local illegal aliens that ICE officers were planning a major sweep in their area. Reportedly 864 illegals, including violent criminals, avoided capture.
“How dare you,” Sessions said in a direct message to Mayor Libby Schaaf during his speech at the California Peace Officers Association conference in Sacramento.
“California is using every power it has — and some it doesn’t — to frustrate federal law enforcement. So you can be sure I’m going to use every power I have to stop them,” Sessions warned.
Sessions then turned his ire on Schaaf: “The mayor of Oakland has been actively seeking to help illegal aliens avoid apprehension by ICE. Her actions support those who flout the law and boldly validates illegality,” the attorney general said.
“To make matters worse, the elected lieutenant governor of the state praised her for doing so, bragging about and encouraging obstruction of our law enforcement and the law. I’m afraid this is an embarrassment to the proud state of California,” he continued.
Not quite right on that one. It’s par for the course for California. California is an embarrassment to the rest of us. Worse than an embarrassment: an affront. Unlikely as it is, I’d be quite happy to see Oakland’s mayor frogmarched to the paddy wagon in handcuffs, her perp-walk humiliation nationally televised for all to see and enjoy. She’d look great shuffling off to the exercise yard swaddled in a nice orange jumpsuit and jailhouse flip-flops.
She’s but one of a whole passel of lawless shitlib politicians who have clearly and unquestionably committed serious crimes, openly defied legitimate federal authority, and ought to be locked up—but almost certainly won’t be. Sessions’ righteous rhetorical blast (and the lawsuit) is at least a first step towards correcting that injustice.
But wait, it gets even better.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed prosecutors in 2017 to investigate matters Congress referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as growing scandals possibly involved criminal activities.
These prosecutors will report directly back to Sessions, who told Fox News on Wednesday night that he will then decide whether a second special prosecutor is necessary to take these matters to court.
Critics of the attorney general have said he needs to look into matters where there are suspicions that crimes may have been committed, such as the growing scandal regarding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) search warrants to spy on members of President Trump’s campaign and transition team in 2016. Emerging evidence suggests this surveillance continued after the presidential election.
He is doing exactly that, Sessions told Shannon Bream during an interview Wednesday. The attorney general has appointed a prosecutor with “many years in the Department of Justice” to investigate these things, and will “consider seriously” appointing a second special counsel to possibly bring criminal charges.
I know there are those who worry that digging into Obama administration corruption, malfeasance, and skullduggery with the intention of seeing justice properly done will be divisive, perhaps even dangerously so, and that unearthing their crimes—to include high treason—will further undermine Americans’ already faltering trust in government. But it’s my belief that permitting these creeps to get away with weaponizing the federal government and wielding its might to rig a presidential election without consequence would be far, far worse, especially when it comes to destroying public trust in government.
So hell yeah, go after them. Hammer and fucking tongs, and let the chips fall where they may. Let the Left be put in the position of having to argue that it’s all no big deal, after shrieking for over a year about the intolerable HORROR of Russian “collusion” and election-tampering. If your concern is faith in government, confirming that the law doesn’t apply to shitlib politicians is no way to go about restoring it. Nobody ever saved a house from termites by tacitly letting the varmints slide, which is actually a pretty damned exact metaphor for what went on here.
Lock ’em up, lock ’em up, ALLLLL up.