REPORT: Federal judge compares Trump to Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow segregationists
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A federal judge has accused President Trump of acting like a lawyer for the Klu Klux Klan and segregationist senators from the Jim Crow era.
“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South,” said Carlton Wayne Reeves, 55, a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, as he quoted Trump.
Reeves made the comments at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was being awarded the law school’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal.
The article goes on to state the following:
“When leaders chastise people for merely ‘us[ing] the courts,’ you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City, [Mississippi].”
“When the powerful accuse courts of opening ‘up our country to potential terrorists,’ you can hear the Southern Manifesto’s authors, smearing the judiciary for simply upholding the rights of black folk. When lawmakers say ‘we should get rid of judges,’ you can hear segregationist senators, writing bills to strip courts of their power.”
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 12, 2019
Judge Reeves, quoting Trump’s tweets and public comments: “When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South.” https://t.co/zZs6x1nPHa
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) April 12, 2019
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