Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had a rocky road during his first year as US Attorney General. Democrats have been criticizing Sessions since the moment he was sworn in, as they have every other member of Trump’s administration.
He has drawn criticism from President Donald Trump, especially when Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation when Trump did not want him to. Trump has also criticized Sessions on several other matters.
A growing number of Republicans in Congress are also criticizing Sessions on a number of issues and some have begun calling for Sessions to resign.
(The Hill) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job security is in question after taking withering fire from fellow Republicans this week, including from two prominent House conservatives who called on him to resign.
Two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), called on Sessions to step aside in an op-ed Friday, charging he has lost control of the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Sessions has also come under criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for his decision to rescind the Obama-era Cole memo, which gave states the space to legalize marijuana without fear of federal interference.
By withdrawing the memo, Sessions gave federal prosecutors more leeway to pursue cases against the legal marijuana industry, which is expanding rapidly in several states.
In some ways, Sessions has been a good Attorney General and in other ways, he’s been weak or far too hesitant. If he is forced to resign, it’s a shame it could not have happened several months ago and given him a chance to regain his Senate seat instead of losing it to the Democrats.