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Sessions: 'Lunatic Fringe' Trying to Stop Border Crackdown

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Gerald Herbert/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 26 June 2018 05:49 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed the opposition arguments to the Trump administration's border crackdown as "on the lunatic fringe" during a speech in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.

Sessions addressed the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and referenced the practice of separating children from adults when they illegally enter the United States, a policy the administration has mostly abandoned after considerable pushback.

"The rhetoric we hear from the other side on this issue, as on many others, has become radicalized," Sessions said. "We hear views on television today that are on the lunatic fringe, frankly."

Sessions then made a point others on the right have said: Some of the people crying foul over securing the nation's border and building a wall live behind their own walls and have security.

"And what is perhaps more galling is the hypocrisy: These same people live in gated communities, many of them, and are featured at events where you have to have an ID to even come in and hear them speak," Sessions said. "They like a little security around themselves.

"And if you try to scale the fence, believe me, they'll be even too happy to have you arrested and separated from your children."

Sessions was in Los Angeles to deliver a talk at the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation's annual luncheon, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The conservative nonprofit began in 1982 and calls itself a "public interest law organization dedicated to restoring a balance between the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused."

Sessions' presence in the city sparked protests that led to at least two dozen arrests, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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During a speech in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed the opposition arguments to the Trump administration's border crackdown as "on the lunatic fringe."
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