Democrats and Republicans had very different takes Wednesday following the sudden resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The former U.S. Senator from Alabama was an early supporter of President Trump and as Attorney General, Sessions worked to carry out the President's policies on issues like immigration and crime.
But they did not see eye to eye on the ongoing investigation into whether the Trump campaign inappropriately coordinated with Russia in the 2016 election cycle. Yesterday, Sessions sent a letter to the White House saying quote, "at your request, I am submitting my resignation."
Afterward, President Trump announced that Matthew Whitaker, the former Attorney General's Chief of Staff would replace Sessions. Because Whitaker has criticized the Russia investigation, Congressional Democrats called for him to recuse himself, to pull back from involvement in the investigation as Sessions had done.
Meanwhile the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said the Justice Department was in good hands with Whitaker in charge.