The mainstream media decried President-elect Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he would be nominating Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, alleging that Sessions has a racist past. According to many liberals, Sessions' questionable past was the reason his federal judgeship nomination was blocked by the Senate in 1986.
However, many have come to the aid of Sessions over the weekend — both Republicans and Democrats — to vouch for his character, integrity and ability to uphold the law equally for all Americans.
One of those people, William Smith, was hired by and worked with Sessions for nearly a decade as the first black chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to Smith, the people making the accusations against Sessions are simply trying to spread "false rumors" because they disagree with the senator politically.
"The people who are making these allegations don't know Jeff Sessions," Smith said Monday during an interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
Smith went on to dispel any notion that Sessions is a racist, noting that during his time as Alabama's attorney general, Sessions desegregated the school systems and prosecuted the head of the Ku Klux Klan, ensuring he received the death penalty.
"He's just an outstanding guy," Smith stated.