Should Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign? | The Tylt
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was one of Donald Trump's earliest and most enthusiastic supporters, but recent reporting reveals President Trump berated Sessions after Robert Mueller was appointed to the special council. Trump publicly said he "would have picked somebody else" had he known Sessions would recuse himself, and Sessions reportedly offered to resign after the outburst. But many Republicans have defended Sessions and urged him to remain in Trump's cabinet. What do you think? 🤔
Should Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign?
According to the New York Times, President Trump "unleashed a string of insults" on Attorney General Jeff Sessions after learning a special counsel had been appointed to investigate links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mr. Trump lobbed a volley of insults at Mr. Sessions, telling the attorney general it was his fault they were in the current situation. Mr. Trump told Mr. Sessions that choosing him to be attorney general was one of the worst decisions he had made, called him an “idiot,” and said that he should resign... For Mr. Sessions, the aggressiveness with which Mr. Trump has sought his removal was a blow.
The new reports have caused many to question why Sessions has not resigned from the Trump administration after having undergone so much humiliation from the president, both privately and publicly.
Administration officials and some of Mr. Trump’s outside advisers have puzzled at Mr. Sessions’ decision to stay on. But people close to Mr. Sessions said that he did not leave because he had a chance to have an impact on what he sees as a defining issue of his career: curtailing legal and illegal immigration.Administration officials and some of Mr. Trump’s outside advisers have puzzled at Mr. Sessions’s decision to stay on. But people close to Mr. Sessions said that he did not leave because he had a chance to have an impact on what he sees as a defining issue of his career: curtailing legal and illegal immigration.
But President Trump apparently sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions a message of support.
The message, relayed to Sessions, indicated that the President is not concerned by such stories and believes he's doing well as attorney general...
And many Republicans have rushed to defend Sessions. Senator Lindsay Graham said Sessions is "one of the most decent people I've ever met in my political life," and Senator Orrin Hatch said there are "so many good things" about Sessions.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also received praise from other conservative groups and outlets who applaud him for being hard on crime and immigration.
The conservative news outlet Breitbart, one of Trump’s biggest promoters during the 2016 presidential campaign, also appeared to side with Sessions over the president, warning that Trump is endangering his immigration agenda by going after Sessions.
But others are urging Jeff Sessions to resign. Why stay in a job when your boss has publicly said he doesn't want you there?
Sessions do you have any self respect? No job is worth being devalued. Resign!!!!— ronnie cameron (@CameronRonnie) September 14, 2017
But some are sticking by Jeff Sessions, who they view as a good thing for the Trump agenda.
Jeff Sessions is a good man with the right intentions for all Americans.— MM (@mimsmountain) September 15, 2017