For continuing to back Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions must be removed from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Caleb Howe of the conservative blog Red State, is calling for Sessions’ ouster, says the Alabama senator “can’t, or won’t, properly and accurately define sexual assault,” because he is too “committed to the cause” of supporting Trump at all costs.
What the Republican presidential nominee described in the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape was sexual assault — as a “factual matter of law.”
And since Sessions refuses to admit that simple fact, Howe says “he should not be on the judiciary committee and should step down or be removed immediately.”
Howe is not the only one taking that position.
Ultraviolet Action, which Howe describes as a “leftist feminist group” that exclusively targets Republicans and conservatives “opposed to women,” has begun a petition to remove Sessions, garnering 32,000-plus signatures as of Thursday.
The group calls Sessions’ words “a clear part of the ‘War on Women’ narrative.”
“On this,” Howe writes, “they are correct.”
In an interview with Jim Jamitis of The Weekly Standard, Sessions admits it was “very improper language,” and that Trump “acknowledged that.”
However, Sessions does not characterize the behavior described in the video as sexual assault, if that behavior — grabbing a woman by the genitals — should actually take place.
“Think that’s a stretch,” Sessions said. “I don’t know what he meant … I don’t know. It’s not clear that he — how that would occur.”
As for those excusing Trump’s words, some suggest “all women want it” because of the popularity of books like “50 Shades of Grey,” which was made into a movie.
“Just to be clear,” Howe writes, “a man going up and grabbing a woman by the crotch is sexual assault. Just because the assaulter claims ‘she wanted it because I’m famous’ does not make it consensual. That is stupid and you are a stupid person if you say that.”
“And Jeff Sessions is stupid,” he adds. “Or a liar.”
Both Trump and Sessions are giving fodder to the leftist “War on Women” by “acting exactly as despicably as the caricature such groups have created.” These actions are hurting all Republicans, Howe says, “especially Sessions, who at least had some credibility before now.”
“Kick Sessions out,” he concludes. “Do it now.”