Maxine Waters on Spicer quitting: Congrats, you have more guts than Sessions

Maxine Waters on Spicer quitting: Congrats, you have more guts than Sessions
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Friday mocked White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s reported resignation, congratulating him on showing “more guts” than Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report Bottom Line DOJ inquiry tied to Clinton, touted by Trump winds down with no tangible results: report MORE.

“Congratulations Sean Spicer. You've got more guts than Jeff Sessions!” Waters tweeted, moments after reports of Spicer’s exit.

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Spicer resigned Friday after President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director, The New York Times reported.

Trump reportedly asked that Spicer stay on, but Spicer declined to do so and told the president that hiring Scaramucci was a major mistake.

Trump on Wednesday unleashed scathing criticism of Sessions, saying he would never have chosen him for attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions responded Thursday by saying he has no intention of leaving his post, and the White House said Trump does not plan to fire Sessions as of now, but the criticism sparked speculation over whether the attorney general has Trump’s support and confidence.