Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just screwed up what was widely seen as “an easy slam dunk” for the Trump administration. Does he wake up every morning and take stupid pills or is the former senator from Alabama really just that dumb?
By bumbling his way through a lawsuit with the city of Los Angeles, Mr. Sessions has allowed a federal judge to decree that the DOJ can’t factor sanctuary city policies into decisions over how to award local police grants.
Here’s the story from our friends at The Hill:
U.S. District Judge Manuel Real agreed with the city’s argument that the Justice Department was abusing its power in basing grant awards on whether a municipality’s police force cooperated with federal immigration officers.
The city sued over a grant program that helped local police departments hire more officers to carry out community-oriented policing.
Thursday’s court ruling is the latest blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to crackdown on sanctuary cities, which do not direct their local police forces to enforce federal immigration law.
President Trump issued an executive order last year blocking sanctuary cities from receiving certain federal funding. San Fransisco sued over the order, and ultimately won its case.
California has emerged as one of the main adversaries of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
Sessions announced last month that the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state over its immigration policies. The lawsuit aims to block three sanctuary laws the state’s legislature passed last year.
The DOJ argues that the laws are designed to intentionally obstruct and discriminate against the enforcement of federal immigration law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sadly, has committed a long laundry list of mistakes since occupying his current post. From failing to prosecute “Crooked” Hillary Clinton to recusing himself from the Russia probe, village idiot Sessions has made it very difficult for President Trump and his agenda to make headway on some important fronts.
And with the America people tiring of his incompetency, it’s only a matter of time before he goes the way of the Dodo bird.
Who would you like to see replace Sessions as AG?