Pingree on The Donald’s Choice of Sessions and Flynn

President-elect Donald Trump at Merrill Auditoroim This Summer

President-elect Donald Trump at Merrill Auditorium This Summer

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,632)

“As with the appointment earlier this week of Steve Bannon  with his far-right views and slandering of Jews, Muslims, women and other Americans – these announcements of candidates for President-elect Trump’s cabinet are disturbing.

“Senator Jeff Sessions has a clear right-wing conservative vision of the judiciary that will include a crack down women’s rights, unreasonable views on immigration policies, against any gun reform and will reverse the progress we have made over the past eight years in improving our civil rights laws.  It is beyond belief that Trump would suggest a man for Attorney General who has had a checkered past on racial issues and has tacitly supported racial fringe organizations.

“Further, although I commend the military service of Michael Flynn, it’s clear that he has extremist views on the immigration of Muslims, religious intolerance and will put America’s national security at risk.  The fact that he has possible ties to Russian President Putin is one of the many reasons to be concerned.”

US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D) calls on him to rescind these choices and for the US Senate to give serious consideration to them.