by Countable | 7.25.17
UPDATE: After his tweetstorm this morning which involved calling the Attorney General "weak", President Trump made public statements about Sessions during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri:
"He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have, quite simply, picked somebody else. So I think that's a bad thing, not for the president but for the presidency. I think it's unfair to the presidency, and that's the way I feel."
This post was originally published on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2017 and was updated in the afternoon.
Since the New York Times published an interview with President Trump last week, in which he lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, calling out Sessions has become a presidential pastime.
President Trump has gone after Sessions repeatedly on Twitter, calling him "beleaguered" and his decisions "weak." Trump has also offered disparaging responses when asked about Sessions' tenure as AG.
GOP leaders have come out in Sessions' defense, swearing to his conservative bonafides and good character.
Members of the media have even gone so far as describing the president's actions as "bullying" and "embarrassing."
Now word on the street is that the president is considering firing Sessions. What do you think? Should President Trump fire Sessions? Do you think the president has gone too far with his criticisms of Sessions? Take our survey and then let your reps know what you think!
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