Alabama’s junior Senator Jeff Sessions continues to be the gift that just keeps giving.
According to the Weekly Standard, Sessions actually defended his boy Donald Trump after that embarrassing “grab them by the pussy” tape from 2005 was released.
While, he admitted that the language was wrong, he did not consider the actions Trump described to be sexual assault.
Here is the play-by-play according to the Weekly Standard interview:
SESSIONS: This was very improper language, and he’s acknowledged that.
TWS: But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that
as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place?
SESSIONS: I don’t characterize that as sexual assault. I think that’s a stretch. I don’t know what he meant—
TWS: So if you grab a woman by the genitals, that’s not sexual assault?
SESSIONS: I don’t know. It’s not clear that he—how that would occur.
What the hell is he talking about?
Does he really believe that grabbing women in the private area is not a sexual assault?
And just for the record, Sessions is a former prosecutor.
In a written statement sent to AL.com Monday night, Sessions said that his comments in the Weekly Standard were mischaracterized.
“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,” Sessions said in the statement. “I regret that it resulted in an inaccurate article that misrepresented my views.”
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