Attorney General Jeff Sessions—a.k.a. the war on drugs czar who made it his mission to criminalize cannabis sellers and users through draconian drug policies—is probably going to be forced to resign next year, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Politico reports.
In a Monday interview with right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt, Graham said that “Jeff probably will step down…we’ll have a new attorney general, most likely early next year.”
The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, dating back to when Sessions recused himself from the ongoing Justice Department probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, CNN reports.
“The president’s entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that is qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time sooner rather than later where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice. Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president,” Graham said in August.
In a September interview on Hill.TV, President Donald Trump said that “I don’t have an attorney general…It’s very sad.”
“[Sessions] went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.”
Sessions, the former attorney general for Alabama has a long history of judicial violence against women and people of color—Black and Latinx people, specifically. Sessions is so racist, in fact, that although he was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan to be a judge for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Alabama, his colleagues—including then-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, soon-to-be author of the destructive 1994 crime bill—decided that he was unfit to serve on a federal bench.
If Trump does get rid of Sessions, good riddance to bad rubbish; but there is little doubt that his replacement will be equally or more abhorrent.
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