By Allan Lengel
On Labor Day, President Donald Trump couldn’t give his mischievous hands a break on Twitter, nor could he let rest the idea that his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to do the right thing. He tweeted:
Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff….
The tweet was just another attempt by the president into shaming his attorney general into resigning. He’s already fired the FBI director, deputy FBI director and acting Attorney General. Trump knows he’s skating on thin ice and can’t keep firing his way out of trouble. Richard Nixon learned that.
I may not agree with everything Jeff Sessions believes in, but he certainly deserves credit for hanging in there and taking the Justice Department job serious enough to let Rod Rosenstein do his job.
Some Democrats have spoken out loudly about Trump’s shaming of Sessions. Republicans need to follow suit.