To say the Republicans have had a stressful week is putting it mildly. After Donald Trump’s calmer speech earlier in the week, it had appeared he and the Republican party wanted to move past the tumultuous few months. However, yesterday afternoon, it was reported that newly elected Attorney General Jeff Sessions would recuse himself from all investigations into the 2016 Presidential election, which includes Russian interference in the electoral process.
This comes after the Washington Post first reported that Sessions had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not mention this to the Senate judiciary committee during his confirmation hearing. While Sessions did recuse himself into matters involving Russian interference, Democrats are calling for his resignation, saying it is a breach of ethics, and that he lied under oath. President Trump however defended Sessions stating that he had total confidence in Sessions and Sessions shouldn’t recuse himself.
As the events just unfolded yesterday, many Americans hold different views on if Sessions should recuse himself or not.