Precisely. And therein lies the problem for the Dems. There IS no history of racism as you suggest.
I wonder how many people watched the entire hearings. I certainly did. The heaviest punch that Sessions was hit with was a bit of resume embellishment by Al Franken; and it’s resume embellishment which is generally accepted in the legal community.
When Cory Booker “rose in opposition” to Sessions, did he cite cases and votes and support that show racism from Sessions? No. He said he opposed sessions, essentially, because he did not believe that Sessions would go out of his way to help minorities (IOW, Sessions would apply the law as written, and not cut minorities any special favors).
When John Lewis “rose in opposition” to Sessions, did he cite anything? No. In fact, he never even said he OPPOSED Sessions. What he said was that Sessions was a “law and order” person, and that the emphasis on “law and order” had in the past been used to deny minorities their rights. Further, he did not close the loop by suggesting that Sessions would actually DO this, or provide evidence — evidence that surely would have existed in Sessions’ tenure as Alabama AG) that he had done so.
All they had was weak tea to throw at him.