Tuesday 17th January 2017,

Chinese American

MTV Host Blasted for Injecting Jeff Sessions’ Asian American Grandchildren into Political Fire

posted by Randall

Jeff Sessions GrandchildrenA news host and writer for MTV is under fire for a tweet that inferred Attorney General nominee Jeff Session used his Asian American grandchildren as props during his confirmation hearing.

Sessions confirmation has been heavily opposed by civil rights activists who have openly called his actions racist. The Tweet by Ira Madison III which has since been deleted read “Sessions, sir kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys “R” Us you stole her from.

The children were seated behind Sessions during Tuesday’s hearing. Many on social media quickly jumped to Sessions defense.


Another tweet read “there is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an “I’m not racist message”

The Hill reports Sessions daughter Ruth Sessions Walk is married to an Asian American man.

MTV issued a statement saying the views expressed by Madison do not reflect the views of MTV News.

 


 
The controversy, however, has not changed the opinion of civil rights group about the fitness of Sessions to be the U.S. Attorney General.
 


 

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