On a list of impossible things that could never, ever happen, hearing a Republican candidate accuse Jeff Sessions of being biased against GOP candidates and in cahoots with Democratic lawmakers has got to be close to the top. Yet that’s exactly what President Trump, who stopped being a fan of his own nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, did on Monday.
The hypocrisy in those tweets is layered thick. Trump endlessly accused President Obama’s administration of covering up nonexistent crimes by Democrats and refusing to levy justice for made-up crimes as long as the alleged criminal was somehow connected to Obama, Clinton, or the DNC.
Now, he’s complaining because he found out that it doesn’t really work that way, although he expected it to for him, and he sees nothing wrong with expecting it.
Two GOP candidates have recently been indicted and charged with federal crimes. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), the first congressman to voice public support for Trump, was arrested for insider trading and was then forced to suspend his 2018 reelection campaign. The second congressman to endorse Trump was Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who was recently arrested for campaign finance fraud after it was discovered that he spent campaign donations on such personal expenses as flying his pet rabbit overseas to join him and his wife on vacation.
The first member of the U.S. Senate to endorse Trump was Jeff Sessions, who was rewarded with a nomination to head the DOJ as attorney general. While the first two representatives appear to have committed felonies, the former senator from South Carolina is simply doing his job. Somehow, that upsets Trump more than evidence that two Republican congressman are criminals.
Twitter was floored by Trump’s outburst. See some of their comments below:
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