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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