A new controversy could be brewing with the recent problems facing the Trump Administration. That is because Sen. Lindsey Graham is warning Trump not to fire current A.G, Jeff Sessions. The President has been tweeting about Sessions, scrutinizing him.
In response Graham is quoted as saying, “there will be holy hell to pay.” The threat comes amidst speculation about Trump firing Sessions if he doesn’t resign. Even though Graham isn’t specific about what the repercussions would be, his language is strong, and most likely you will get some sort of response from the President.
In No Uncertain Terms
At present a bill is being written that would protect a Special Prosecutor or such like from being fired. The Trump Administration would have to wait on the judicial office to say if the firing is valid. This bill will certainly be bad news for Trump. Trump’s approach is usually aggressive, but it seems sooner or later change will come.
The President has lost favor with many of his colleagues. His methods aren’t making him popular and won’t help in his many bids. “If you believe Jeff Sessions should be fired, use the power you have and accept the consequences,” was the warning from Graham.
At present, Sessions is still the Attorney General and Trump hasn’t mentioned firing him. There is much speculation about when he might fire Sessions. No Senate confirmation would be needed during August as that would be Congressional recess. Replacing Sessions with another candidate becomes easier.
The concern also lingers about more colleagues receiving similar treatment from Trump. The past 6 months have proven that no one is really safe from Trump’s attacks. There is even the concern of Trump firing someone because he doesn’t like them. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is one of the people likely to face Trump aggression.
Graham wants the legislature in place to protect colleagues. Graham said if Trump “would fire (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller or have somebody fire Mueller because he doesn’t like Mueller or Mueller is doing something” he opposes, “then we become Russia.”
Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J. is helping Graham write the bill that can help anyone who Trump wishes to dispose. Graham said “This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate.” He also said, “I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world.”
Senator Graham isn’t the only person who has shown compassion for Sessions. Many of his compatriots have called him to offer support. They are shocked, wondering how a loyal supporter of Trump would be treated in such a harsh way. Sessions was considered by many as one of Trump’s most loyal Lieutenants.
It doesn’t look good for the Commander in Chief. Those who would usually offer their support are becoming annoyed with his behavior. Yes he is still the man in charge, but even the President needs a strong backing. The road he is going will definitely not help in that prospect.