During the November 18 edition of CNN’s New Day, Ana Navarro called out Trump Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions for his history of racism.
ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): So, Ana we know that Senator Jeff Sessions [(R-AL)], attorney general. Your thoughts?
ANA NAVARRO: Well, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a very diverse cabinet so far.
CAMEROTA: Different white men of different ages, or, no, all the same?
NAVARRO: Different sections of the country. Listen, Jeff Sessions is a man who I think showed great loyal to Donald Trump. Was one of his first, maybe first endorser in the Senate. I think that what you’ve seen in the appointments so far is that he is rewarding loyalty, that it is something that is of great importance to him. With [retired Lt. Gen.] Michael Flynn, with Jeff Sessions with Congressman [Mike] Pompeo. They’re also very hardline people. They have, I think, you know, they share the same kind of things that Donald Trump said during the campaign, and we were waiting to see whether Donald Trump was going to moderate. What we are seeing from his early picks, whether it be Steve Bannon, whether it be General Flynn, whether it be Jeff Sessions, is that, no, he is not moderating. Jeff Sessions was considered too racist, too controversial in the ’80s to be confirmed for a federal judgeship.
CAMEROTA: That was a while ago. I mean, what we’ve just heard is that he’s been a senator —
NAVARRO: Well, I’m not sure there’s a statute of limitation for racism.
Transcript via Media Matters.