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Brett J. Talley is a lawyer, author, one-time writer for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and former speechwriter for Sen. Rob Portman. He is deputy solicitor general at the office of Alabama's attorney general. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)If Republicans still need reasons to unite behind President-elect Donald Trump, the next few days should provide plenty. This week, Democrats are busy slandering Sen. Jeff Sessions -- their friend and colleague of 20 years -- as a racist and a bigot, essentially re-enacting Hillary Clinton's "irredeemable deplorables" attack, albeit on a smaller, more personal scale.