‘You can’t arrest me — I’m white!’: Protesters dressed as Klansmen ejected from Sessions hearing

WASHINGTON ― Protesters dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan greeted Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Ala.) at his attorney general confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Two men dressed in white robes and holding signs stood on their chairs and yelled at Sessions as he entered a Senate hearing room.

The protesters pretended they were members of the KKK who were supportive of Sessions.

“What is this craziness? I’m a white man!” one of the protesters said as he was escorted out of the room by an officer.

“You cannot take me out of here! I own this country! White people own this government!”


The protesters’ costumes referenced comments Sessions made about a member of the KKK when he was a U.S. attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.

Sessions joked that he liked the KKK until he found out they smoked pot. That comment came up when Sessions was rejected as a federal judge in 1986.

Watch video of the moment below:


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