Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, brought his family to his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, including his four Asian-American grandchildren. Ruth Sessions Walk, his daughter, is married to an Asian-American man.
In a Twitter post, Madison accused the Alabama senator of using his Asian-American granddaughter as a prop in an attempt to avoid being seen as a racist.
There is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an "I'm not racist message"
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 10, 2017
Madison then took it a step further, following up with another tweet asking Sessions to “kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from.”
Madison deleted the tweet after receiving swift condemnation from many on Twitter.
Disgusting tweet. The little girl is his granddaughter. Delete your account and find some humanity. https://twitter.com/ira/status/818836551262048256 …
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