ABC Slams Sessions: Are You Saying All Immigrants Are Criminals?

April 28, 2017 | 12:43 PM EDT

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

In a hostile exchange with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, substitute co-host Amy Robach first demanded that the Justice Department chief respond to a local Democratic politician in New York accusing him of being anti-immigrant and then put words his mouth to make it seem like the smear was true.

After noting that Sessions would be “going to Long Island today to speak about violent crime and gangs,” Robach touted how he would be “greeted” by “some protesters” and seized on a nasty statement from an obscure local official: “Assemblyman Phil Ramos says that the issues around gangs are complex and that making this a part of the debate about immigration, quote, makes – ‘this is an attempt by the Trump administration and Mr. Sessions to justify their belief and their message that immigrants, and young immigrants, are people who intrinsically have a propensity for violence.’ What’s your response to that?”

 

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