Sessions fails to give teens lesson on rule of law


Friday, July 27, 2018

Our attorney general, Jeff Sessions, shamefully chuckled and laughed out loud upon hearing a student chant “Lock her up!” at a high school event recently.

Mr. Sessions is the top person we look to enforce the rule of law in our land, and, sadly, he didn’t have the presence of mind to say to a room of teens: “We don’t behave this way in our democracy. We are a rule-of-law country. We don’t lock up people without a fair trial.”

But instead, our Attorney General Sessions chuckled and quipped, “Oh, I heard that a long time ago during the campaign.”

Too bad Attorney General Sessions missed a chance to show a good example to a room of impressionable teens. Sadly, his behavior was unseemly. 

Ann Bechiom

Elizabeth City