July 17, 2009

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): "We're Gonna Do That Crack Cocaine Thing"

Was this a freudian slip on the part of Sen. Sessions?





I must admit that I like how Sessions handled his goof. He laughed along with the folks at the hearing. Then he clarified to the witness, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, that "we're going to reduce the burden of penalties in some of the crack cocaine cases and make them fair."

2 comments:

Martin Lindsey. said...

That was a good recovery by the senator. He and Shelby are always good for comedy from time to time.

Villager said...

Martin - It was a human moment from the senator. That does him well. I wonder if he will have another human moment and vote in favor of Sotomayor's confirmation to the SCOTUS...