Since becoming Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has had a tough go. From lying under oath about meeting with Russians, to being berated by President Trump, to now nixing an Obama-era policy that allowed states to legalize marijuana, many feel it is high time Sessions step down. But others argue he is just doing his job, and some liberals warn firing Sessions would only mean replacing him with someone worse.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy of “non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws” which allowed states to legalize pot without fear of crackdown from the federal government.
[The Obama-era policy] represented a major shift from strict enforcement to a more hands-off approach, so long as they didn’t threaten other federal priorities, such as preventing the distribution of the drug to minors and cartels… The memo will be rescinded but it’s not immediately clear whether Sessions will issue new guidance in its place or simply revert back to older policies that left states with legal uncertainty about enforcement of federal law.Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded a trio of memos from the Obama administration that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.
Fox News contributor and former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “needs to go” in order to fix “major systemic problems” in the Department of Justice.
Republican Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, criticizing his Justice Department for not cooperating with Congress and for leaks related to its Russia investigation.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world,” the congressmen wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner. “It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations. If Sessions can’t address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general? Sadly, it seems the answer is now.”
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his time has come,” Chaffetz said on “The Story.” “He’s gotta go. I agree with Meadows and Jordan on this.”
As for me I am extremely unhappy with Sessions and his performance since entering the position for a number of reasons Ray Charles can see that.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become an ineffective Republican establishment elephant and while this is sad, it’s time for him to go.