Al Sharpton is kicking off the new year doing what he does best – agitating.
Sharpton has promised a “season of civil disobedience” in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination by president-elect Donald Trump for U.S. Attorney General, calling the Sessions pick “a nightmare.”
Over the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday weekend, Sharpton and other activists plan to protest Sessions’ nomination on January 14 in Washington, D.C.
PJ Media reported about a conference call Sharpton had with civil rights leaders:
“We’re not just doing this to be doing it. We do it because it can lead to change and, believe me, there will be a season of civil disobedience particularly around the Sessions nomination
Sharpton also said:
“We intend to make this a critical stand in terms of where people are with civil rights and voting rights in this country. No one will be given a pass to say ‘I had to vote for my colleague.’ This is an affront to everything the civil rights and voting rights community has stood for historically and a vote for Sessions should be held accountable and punishable by the voters.”
It was only a matter of time before Sharpton surfaced to cause problems for the new administration. Sharpton along with the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus will try to keep racial tensions alive for their own political agenda.