WASHINGTON: Without a doubt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has turned into the most effective never-Trumper in Washington. At a time of rapid economic expansion and job creation, it’s ironic that President Trump’s many successes are threatened by the appointment of Sessions to head the Justice Department; the most profoundly bone-headed move on the part of the novice politician. And it is time to fire Jeff Sessions.
Another feckless Republican
Sessions’ recusal in the Trump/Russia collusion investigation allowed the Justice Department’s guardians of the corrupt status quo (Republican and Democrat) to use the manufactured, Clinton/DNC-purchased anti-Trump Steele dossier as a legal bludgeon to batter the new administration.
As any honest observer of Washington can attest, GOP “swamp” creatures fall into two categories: feckless do-nothings or, as is the case for Senators like John McCain, jackass Democrats in elephant’s clothing.
The Holder test
It was while serving his fifteen years in the US Senate that Sessions voted to confirm President Obama’s appointee Eric Holder to head the Justice Department.
Holder, you may recall, presided over “Operation Fast and Furious,” in which the ATF sold hundreds of weapons to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. These weapons led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent Mexicans and US Border Agent Brian Terry.
Feckless Republican lawmakers slapped a meaningless contempt citation on Holder for refusing to deliver pertinent documents to the various congressional oversight committees investigating the illicit arms sale. But Attorney General Holder never faced the prospect of impeachment for the murdered and maimed left in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.
But when President Trump issued tweets expressing his anger at Session’s recusal in June of 2017, which many took as a signal of Session’s impending ouster, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham came to his former colleague’s defense:
“This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the Attorney General [Sessions] 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… If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”
Graham failed to grasp the importance of one point. The so-called “conservative world” of official Washington and the intellectualoid salons in New York and Washington (as expressed in their organs National Review, The Weekly Standard and Commentary magazines) are as out of step with the voters in flyover country as is Democrat Bernie Sanders and his democratic socialists.
A new GOP “base”
The GOP’s so-called “conservative base” rejected 17 Republican presidential contenders in the 2016 primaries. These candidates represented the entire spectrum of what passes for Republican Party conservatism. Instead, these voters chose an “America First” nationalist to lead their party to victory.
Establishment conservatives will never forgive Trump for vanquishing them before doing the same to Democrat Hillary Clinton. That is why George F. Will and Bill Kristol urge the meager number of Republican voters still reading their screeds to elect Democrats to Congress in the coming midterms.
As Sessions’ GOP Senate defenders suggest, the former Senator from Alabama and current US Attorney General is a member in good standing with New York and Washington’s feckless “conservative world.”
Jeff Sessions walked away when it came time to dispense justice to Eric Holder after Operation Fast and Furious. He did so again by recusing himself from the corrupt Justice Department witch hunt now engulfing the president at whose pleasure he supposedly serves.
So, at long last, Mr. President, please fire that swamp creature and feckless recuser, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Top Image: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. C-SPAN screen capture.