Sessions: Empathy = Prejudice

Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

Ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), following the introduction of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), warned that empathy is prejudice, identity is discrimination, and every statement ever made by a nominee can and will be used against her.

Slamming the interest in “empathy” that President Obama expressed early on in his search for a nominee, Sessions said: “Empathy for one party is always prejudice against another.”

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Comment posted July 14, 2009 @ 3:08 am

This man needs to read any dictionary before he speaks publicly. I have empathy for him. That is I feel what it is like to be in his shoes. Humiliated by virtue of demonstrated stupidity. I am
prejudiced against his current conduct. That is I believe him to be inferior in all respects
and would not take the time to stand in his shoes.
No person can be judged by one statement nor can a Judge be judged by one opinion[based on 35 years of practice] Witness Sessons: shall I judge and then dismiss him on this one statement notwithstanding his years of public service? He would argue no. But with Sotomayer
he argues yes. He is intellectually dishonest.

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