Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday praised Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling reporters he holds the AG, “in the highest regard,” according to NBC News.
It was an unusual break from President Donald Trump’s continued scathing criticism of Sessions for recusing himself from the federal investigation into Russian election interference.
“I hold Jeff Sessions in the highest regard,” Pence said while entering a Republican lunch at the Capitol. “I appreciate his service to the nation.”
The president has repeatedly expressed his anger with Sessions, and in a tweet Monday slammed him for charging two Republican congressmen with crimes ahead of the midterm elections, putting “two easy wins in doubt,” as he put it.
“Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff……” Trump said.
“….The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now,” the president added in another tweet. “Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting – UNTIL I FIRED HIM! Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact. Really sick!”
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