AFRICAN AMERICAN GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR CHRIS BRUMMER REFUSES TO PROTEST JEFF SESSIONS, REMAINS SILENT AND ABSENT
Last week proved to be quite eventful at the Georgetown University Law Center, with protests resulting from the furor over the Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking there about free speech. The protests from faculty manifested in two significant ways, with law professors gathering to take a knee together outside the auditorium alongside students who also gathered to make their outrage known. More than 30 faculty members of Georgetown Law also signed an open letter which made a point to recognize Sessions’ right to be there and speak, but also to “condemn the hypocrisy of Attorney General Sessions speaking about free speech.” One notable faculty member who obviously found no problem with Sessions’ views, hypocrisy or appearance at Georgetown was ever more controversial Chris Brummer.
DOES CHRIS BRUMMER SUPPORT WHITE SUPREMACIST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, OR THE RULE OF LAW AND THE AMERICAN DREAM?
Why would Prof. Brummer not wish to show his personal and professional contempt for an AG like Sessions, whose hypocrisy only seems to exceed his capacity for shame? Does Brummer support Jeff Sessions speaking at Georgetown? It seems so. Does Brummer not want to appear publicly to repudiate an AG that only white supremacists and Trump could love? It seems so. Does Brummer not want to add his name to a written statement that exemplifies the rule of law even as it protests a political hack like Sessions who holds the law in contempt? It seems so.
DOES CHRIS BRUMMER THINK SESSIONS A VERY FINE PERSON, LIKE CHARLOTTESVILLE MURDERER?
In the statement, the protesting professors cited Trump’s call for professional athletes who protest during the national anthem to be fired, and they contrasted his labeling these protesters “sons of bitches” with his previous comments that some participants in a white supremacist rally were “very fine people.”
They also went on to point to the Justice Department’s prosecution for disorderly and disruptive conduct of a woman who laughed at Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing and the department’s efforts to have a web hosting company hand over data associated with an online protest of Trump’s inauguration.
WHERE WAS CHRIS BRUMMER AS THE REST OF HIS COMMUNITY TOOK A KNEE FOR COMMON DECENCY?
“These are just three examples of governmental action antithetical to freedom of speech and association for which Attorney General Sessions is either closely affiliated or directly responsible,” the professors wrote in the letter. “A man who fails to recognize paradigmatic violations of the First Amendment is a poor choice to speak about free speech on campuses.”
DOES CHRIS BRUMMER SUPPORT SHOOTING UNARMED BLACK MEN?
They also condemned Sessions’ positions on civil rights issues, and in particular regarding voting rights, Islamic versus domestic extremism, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and police shootings of unarmed black men.
As attorney general, Sessions has defended voter ID laws, which disproportionately affect people of color, and championed state efforts to purge voter rolls. He helped persuade Trump to terminate DACA and justified the decision with falsehoods. He attacked sanctuary cities. And his DOJ, which has often emphasized the need to be tough on crime, declined to charge the police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
According to the New York Times, some Georgetown students expressed frustration that their reservations to the event were canceled last minute and they were told that they could not attend because they were not part of the law center’s student invitation list.
Earlier this week, the alt-right free speech movement took a hit when hyped plans for a free-speech event hosted by Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, mostly fizzled out. In February, when violent protests shut down a planned speech by Yiannopolous, Trump tweeted a threat to cut off federal funding to the school.