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 SessionsRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum MORE to resign on Saturday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short 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.

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The Fox Business host shared an article tweeted by Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGOP lawmaker criticizes calls for Trump's Russian interpreter to testify Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment GOP lawmaker regrets appearing on Alex Jones's radio show 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 ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' 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 RosensteinRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Rand Paul blocks Sanders's Russia resolution, calls it 'crazy hatred' against Trump MORE.

"I did sit down with the attorney general along with [House] Judiciary Chair Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteWill Congress ever hold our federal agencies accountable for contempt? Lots of love: Charity tennis match features lawmakers teaming up across the aisle Dems try to end hearing on bias against conservatives in tech 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.