Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s career is now jeopardy after he faced heavy criticism from his fellow Republicans this week, including the likes of two high level House conservatives who have since demanded that he resign.
Two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus, Representatives Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan demanded that Sessions to step down in an op-ed released this past Friday, claiming that he has lost control of the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Sessions has also found himself under criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for his recent move to pee back the Obama-era Cole memo, which allows states the freedom to legalize marijuana without fear of heavy federal interference.
By repealing the memo, Sessions allowed federal prosecutors the choice to pursue cases against the already established marijuana industry, which is expanding rapidly in several states.
Senator Cory Gardner, whose home state of Colorado is currently the host to a rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry, lashed out against Sessions on the Senate floor this Thursday accusing him of spitting in the face of a personal vow not to rescind the Obama-era policy.
“When you have Republicans calling for you to step down and you’re in a Republican administration just entering your second year, that’s trouble. He’s really on borrowed time,” said Brian Darling, a Republican strategist and former Senate aide.
“This is an attorney general who has been ridiculed by his own boss on Twitter,” he said, referring to President Trump. “At one point he didn’t have the confidence of his own boss and he’s losing the confidence of the Freedom Caucus and conservatives in the House and Senate.”
Trump expressed his own frustration with Sessions during a recent interview.
“I thought it was certainly unnecessary, I thought it was a terrible thing,” Trump told The New York Times.
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