According to a 2002 New Republic article, senator Jeff Sessions failed to get appointed to a federal bench after hearings in the 1980s revealed he had made a pro-Ku Klux Klan comment. Sessions' defense was that it was a joke. And there's more -- such as reports of using the word "boy."
I don't have time to give this a thorough treatment right now. But I thought that those unaware of this would appreciate the irony that Sessions is one of the senators making the most noise about the "wise Latina" remark.
Here's a link to the article. You can find the comment by searching the doc for "klan."
Causes June Casagrande Supports
Planned Parenthood, ClimateCrisis.net, the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Pet Orphans of Southern California, KIVA