11.19.2009

Sen. Leahy Rubs Sen. Sessions' Nose In Civil War Defeat

TPM posted this video yesterday from the Judiciary Committee hearing on the 9/11 trials, terrorism and the Fort Hood shooting. In it, Sens. Patrick Leahy riffed on Senator Jeff Sessions about losing the civil war. Anyone who knows Session's history, understands why this was so funny.

[...] Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL) finally settled an old score.

After Sessions cited Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in his opening remarks, Leahy said, "I must admit, Sen. Sessions, that I'm delighted to hear someone from Alabama quote, approvingly, Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln. The world has come full circle."

"And they were winners, too," Sessions responded.

"Well, I appreciate that acknowledgment too," Leahy said. "We probably best leave this one alone."


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