MTV News Writer Catches Heat For Calling Jeff Sessions' Granddaughter A Prop To Deflect Racism

Posted: Jan 10, 2017 12:30 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is facing confirmation hearings today for his appointment as attorney general. Sessions brought several members of his family, including four of his granddaughters, to the hearing and was at one point holding one of his (adorable) granddaughters on his lap.

Of course, this was too much for at least one journalist. In a blisteringly-hot take, Ira Madison of MTV News launched into a tweetstorm that began with stating that Sessions should "kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys "R" Us you stole her from."

In a since-deleted tweet, Madison also claimed that the girl was adopted to deflect accusations of racism. She is in fact Sessions' biological granddaughter.

After being reminded that Sessions' mixed-race granddaughter actually wasn't adopted, Madison then attempted to backpedal and called her a "prop."

Madison also deleted the "Toys 'R' Us" tweet as well, posting a non-apology apology.

People were not impressed:

I mean, it goes without saying that this is gross. But, come on. They're his grandchildren, and he's got every right to hold them whenever he damn well pleases.

UPDATE: There's also this delicious piece of irony, courtesy of Michelle Malkin.