President Trump on Monday used the Justice Department's refusal to defend his controversial immigration order to blast Democrats for slow-walking his attorney general nominee, Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsThis week: Congress returns to government shutdown fight Week ahead: US raises pressure on WikiLeaks Dem lawmaker to Sessions: 'You are a racist and a liar' MORE.
"The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons. They have nothing going but to obstruct. Now have an Obama A.G.," he tweeted.
The comment came after Acting Attorney General Sally Yates defied Trump by ordering the Justice Department not to defend Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees in court.
Yates, a veteran of the Justice Department, was appointed by former President Obama.