Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General – Who Should Replace Him?

Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general. This is probably for the best, especially now that Democrats have taken over control of the House. Trump needs a much tougher and aggressive person in this role.

Fortune reported:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns Amid Pressure From Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, after enduring more than a year of harsh criticism from President Donald Trump.

While the former Alabama senator was the first to endorse Trump on the 2016 campaign trail, the president quickly turned on Sessions after taking office. Trump viewed Sessions’ choice to recuse himself from the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the election as an act of disloyalty, and apparently never forgave him. In a September interview, Trump said, “I don’t have an attorney general.“

Now, just a day after Democrats regained the House majority, Sessions has stepped down. In his resignation letter, Sessions recounted his office’s success with restoring immigration enforcement and targeting the opioid epidemic, but does not comment on the Russia investigation.

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Trump announced the change of staff on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, thanking Sessions for his service and announcing Matthew G. Whitaker, Sessions’ chief of staff, as the new acting attorney general.

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