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Warren: 'I'd be very glad' for Sessions to quit

Warren: 'I'd be very glad' for Sessions to quit

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she would be "very glad" if Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHarris to resign from Senate seat on Monday Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Sessions, top DOJ officials knew 'zero tolerance' would separate families, watchdog finds MORE resigned, following President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE's criticism of the Justice Department chief.

“I'd be very glad for Jeff Sessions to quit and get somebody else in as attorney general of the United States,” Warren told host Stephanie Ruhle on “MSNBC Live."

Trump told The New York Times on Wednesday that he would not have tapped Sessions to serve as attorney general if he had known the former Alabama senator would recuse himself from the ongoing probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Warren, who fiercely opposed Sessions's nomination for attorney general, defended his recusal decision saying he "followed the rules."

“I opposed Jeff Sessions for attorney general of the United States, but let's be clear, his recusing himself is simply following the law. That is what the Department of Justice requires. He followed the rules," Warren continued.

"And for Donald Trump to say ‘Gee, I really wanted an attorney general who wouldn't follow the rules,’ is just, like I said it's one more example. Donald Trump has only one thing in mind: How can everything profit Donald Trump,” she said.

Trump called Sessions's decision to recuse himself from Russia probes "very unfair to the president."

"Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else," Trump told the Times.

During a news conference Thursday, Sessions addressed Trump's comments, saying he plans to remain as the head of the Justice Department "as long as that is appropriate."