Lindsey Graham on Trump Firing Jeff Sessions

Senator Lindsey Graham on the Consequences of Donald Trump Firing Jeff Sessions

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Lindsey Graham on Donald Trump Firing Jeff Sessions Then
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Quotes by Senator Lindsey Graham on the Consequences of Donald Trump Firing Jeff Sessions

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2017

Lindsey Graham on Donald Trump Firing Jeff Sessions Then
“As a human being, I think [Donald Trump] should show respect for Jeff Sessions as a person. Jeff Sessions was the most loyal supporter of Donald Trump. A rock-solid conservative. The reason I like him so much is I often disagree with him, but I’d never believe he was a man who lacks integrity or fair play. This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate. I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world. If you believe Jeff Sessions should be fired, use the power you have and accept the consequences. I hope it stops. I’m 100% behind Jeff Sessions. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee sent a pretty chilling tweet yesterday. There will be no confirmation for a new attorney general in 2017. If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”
- July 27, 2017

CNN (via USA Today), July 27, 2017
Lindsey Graham: 'If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay'

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2018

Lindsey Graham on Donald Trump Firing Jeff Sessions Now
“Every president deserves an attorney general they have confidence in. I believe every president has a right to their cabinet, these are not lifetime appointments. You serve at the pleasure of the president.”
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“The President’s entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in…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. That’s an important office in the country and after the election, I think there will be some serious discussions about a new Attorney General.”
Aug 23, 2018 -
“We need an attorney general that can work with the president, that can lead the Department of Justice. This relationship is beyond repair, I think. The president’s lost confidence in Sessions. Is there somebody who’s highly qualified that has the confidence of the president, who will also understand that their job is to protect Mueller? Yes, I think we can find that person after the election, if that’s what the president wants.”
Aug 28, 2018 -

NBC: Today (via The Hill), Aug 28, 2018
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“What people don’t understand is that I have done my part… Sessions is going to be orderly transitioned out.”
Nov 2, 2018 -
Jeff Sessions served our nation well and honorably as Attorney General… I look forward to working with President @realDonaldTrump to find a confirmable, worthy successor so that we can start a new chapter at the Department of Justice and deal with both the opportunities and challenges our nation faces.”


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