Jeff Sessions ‘Anglo-American Heritage’ Moment Is Just Code Word for You Know What

Earlier on Monday in front of the National Sheriffs’ Association, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this:

I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process. The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.

Yes, seriously, he said it. Here is a clip of the remarks from @misstessowen:

And in case you were wondering, he didn’t stick to his script, as his prepared remarks show:

I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected Sheriff has been seen as the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and amenable to the people. The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage.

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