MTV culture writer: Sessions should return Asian granddaughter to Toys R Us. Ira Madison, who identifies himself as a culture writer for MTV, on Tuesday accused U.S. attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions of holding his granddaughter in his lap during his confirmation hearing for political purposes.
In a series of messages Tuesday on Twitter, Madison charged Sessions with having a history championing discriminatory policies and of using his granddaughter to send an Im not racist message. Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys R Us you stole her from, Madison wrote on Twitter, including a photo from the hearing of Sessions holding a granddaughter in his lap.
There is no reason for that child to be in his lap in a hearing other than to send an Im not racist message, he said in another tweet. A son-in-law of Sessions is of Asian descent. An MTV spokesperson told the Washington Examiner in a statement that the opinions Ira expresses on Twitter are his own and do not reflect the views of MTV News.
After Madisons tweets drew scrutiny, largely from online conservatives, he deleted them. He followed up in subsequent tweets to explain. I often tell jokes, but seeing as bringing up Sessions history of racial hatred of Asians is seen as an attack on his grandchild, I deleted, he said.
Sessions has faced accusations of racism before, charges he disputed during his hearing Tuesday. He was nominated by President-elect Trump to serve as the next U.S. attorney general.