Jeff Sessions Attacked by MTV Host Over His Asian Grandaughter. Claims She’s Just a ‘Prop’

A writer for MTV News came under fire on Tuesday after joking that Sen. Jeff Sessions, the attorney general nominee, kidnapped an Asian child from a local Toys R Us to use as a prop at his Senate confirmation hearing.

“Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from,” Ira Madison III, a cultural writer for MTV News, wrote in a now deleted tweet.

The child is Sessions’ biological granddaughter. His family had accompanied him to his confirmation hearing.

Madison received blowback from the left and right alike, but stuck to his guns, arguing that Sessions’ granddaughter was being used as a prop, and tying Sessions’ stance on immigration to the exclusionary anti-Asian immigration policies of the 1880’s.

Still, the pushback continued.

Han Choe

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