Dem Congresswoman Tries to Guilt Black Sessions Supporter

A black congresswoman from Texas on Wednesday accused an African-American supporter of and former aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions of essentially being a traitor to his race, according to a source who witnessed the brief exchange. William Smith, who was chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than a decade and now serves as chief of staff for Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.), was in the hearing room for the second day of Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general. A source told LifeZette that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) yelled at Smith and told him he needed to look in the mirror and remember that he came from slaves. “There is something very inconsistent about praising Sen. Sessions for aiding African-American communities … then criticizing him because he takes a different political view on another matter like immigration.” Cate Cullen, a spokeswoman for Palmer, confirmed Lee’s statement to Smith but added that the congressman’s office had no comment. A spokesman for Lee,

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