Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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This afternoon Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech down at the USA-Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona with an amazingly stark line which mixed right wing apocalyptic snuff flicks and the kind of talk you hear from Steve Bannon and top aide Stephen Miller.

Here’s one key passage from the speech as prepared for delivery …

We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings.

It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth.

But as Catherine Thompson notes, those final three words “against the filth” were apparently too much even for Sessions. He stopped with “where we first take our stand.”

More details in a moment.

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