Fox Business host claims 'Sessions has fallen ill,' calls for him to resign

Fox Business host claims 'Sessions has fallen ill,' calls for him to resign

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe defends himself against firing in Washington Post op-ed Attorney: Roy Moore supporters offered K, Bannon meeting to drop accuser as client Al Franken: Sessions firing McCabe ‘is hypocrisy at its worst’ MORE to resign on Saturday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE and a number of Republicans criticized Sessions this week.

“Sessions has fallen ill, he's incapacitated in some fashion, or he's been coopted or captured: to preserve any dignity, for the good of the country he needs to resign,” Dobbs tweeted.

Dobbs, an outspoken supporter of the president, has been critical of the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) for their handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


The Fox Business host shared an article tweeted by Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMichael Steele: Congress must lead on cannabis reform and stand with the American public Sessions fires McCabe from FBI Conservatives press for action on FBI bias MORE (R-Fla.), one of the House Republicans calling for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the end of the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans invest nearly 0,000 in red Arizona district Al Franken: Sessions firing McCabe ‘is hypocrisy at its worst’ Papadopoulos encouraged by Trump campaign staffer to make contact with Russians: report MORE email probe and alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI involving a Trump campaign adviser.

The article shared by Gaetz centered around comments he made during a Fox News appearance where he claimed that Sessions didn’t answer questions from House members pressing him about appointing a second special counsel and instead deferred questions to his deputy, Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinGowdy: Trump's lawyers doing 'disservice' by framing Mueller probe around collusion Nine Iranians charged, sanctioned over sweeping hacking campaign Bernie Sanders to Trump: Firing Mueller 'an impeachable offense' MORE.

"I did sit down with the attorney general along with [House] Judiciary Chair Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteDoug Collins to run for House Judiciary chair House Judiciary chair subpoenas DOJ for FBI documents House Judiciary chair to subpoena for FBI documents MORE [R-Va.] and many others and I was disappointed that the attorney general didn’t seem to be very engaged on any of these issues regarding existential threats to the Trump administration. He was deferring to a team that answered to Rod Rosenstein, for goodness sakes," Gaetz said on Fox News.

Gaetz has called on Sessions to resign if he does not appoint a second special counsel. 

Trump has repeatedly criticized his attorney general for recusing himself from the federal Russia probe.

Sessions recused himself last year after he failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador. His recusal left Rosenstein, the No. 2 DOJ official, to oversee the special counsel investigating ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

The president most recently criticized Sessions on Wednesday, tweeting his displeasure with Sessions asking the DOJ's inspector general, instead of Justice Department lawyers, to investigate potential surveillance abuses.