Former Alabama senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to troll his successor, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), for voting to remove the names of Confederate military officers American military bases, but he only succeeded in getting a Twitter slap down from his successor, and a history lesson to boot.

Following a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday that approved an amendment which would rename any U.S. military that currently carries that of someone who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, Sessions fired off these haughty tweets at Jones:

Whoa! There’s a lotta BS to unpack there, but let’s take a minute and do exactly that.

First of all, every soldier who fought for the Confederacy against his own nation was a traitor. End of story.

Secondly, while those military bases may have once been named as an act of respect and reconciliation, the war ended 165 years ago and anyone who served in the Civil War on either side is now six feet under.

And lastly, to claim that naming bases after generals who fought first and foremost for the purpose of maintaining the status quo when it came to slavery in the South had nothing to do with slavery is disingenuous as hell and a denial of the historical record.

Fortunately, Jones — who has prosecuted members of the Ku Klux Klan for murder — wasn’t about to be lectured by Sessions and shut him down perfectly with his response:

Jeff Sessions is trying desperately to remain relevant. He’s losing to his GOP opponent, Tommy Tuberville, in the primary race to be the Republican nominee and face Senator Jones in November. But Jeff’s deep-seated bigotry proves he’s unworthy of any elected or appointed office.

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