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So let’s see if I understand the new rules — anything offensive a person says or does is instantly wiped off the slate as long as it occurred during the 1980s or before? Or is this only if we’re talking about a Republican?

Senator Robert Byrd was a Klansman in the 1940s, but by the 1950s had dropped out, and spent the rest of the decades of his life repudiating the organization and apologizing for his part in it. Didn’t matter — his political enemies still attempt to paint him as a Klansman and a racist (as well as hanging that label on anyone associated with him, such as Hillary Clinton).

At least Byrd apologized and repudiated his racist past. When will we hear that from Sessions?

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