Waters to Sessions: ‘Now you know how the African Americans you disrespected feel’
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsEx-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox Former Barr spokesperson at DOJ hired to be Fox News Washington editor Biden should call for Article I immigration courts MORE on Friday afternoon following reports that he was "berated" by President Trump in the Oval Office earlier this year.

"To Jeff Sessions, how does it feel to be dragged & humiliated? Now you know how the African Americans you disrespected feel," Waters wrote on Twitter.


Waters was referring to accusations in the 1980s that Sessions referred to a black attorney working under him in Alabama as "boy" on multiple occasions and allegations that he once referred to the NAACP and other civil rights organizations as "un-American."

The Democratic lawmaker's tweet Friday came days after The New York Times reported that Trump berated Sessions during a meeting in May after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to lead the Justice Department's probe into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia during the presidential race.

Trump reportedly called Sessions an "idiot" and said the attorney general should resign. Sessions later called the event "the most humiliating experience in decades of public life," the Times said.

The president has publicly lashed out at Sessions over his recusal earlier this year from any investigations involving Russia. Sessions was an early backer and surrogate for Trump's campaign.

During his confirmation earlier this year, Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he condemned racism in all forms.

"I am not a racist, I am not insensitive to blacks. I have supported civil rights activity in my state. I have done my job with integrity, equality, and fairness for all," Sessions said in January.

Waters has been a frequent critic of Sessions and Trump, whom she has called a racist. Waters has publicly said that she supports Trump's impeachment and that Sessions should resign.