Should Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign? | The Tylt
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.
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.