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

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

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running Press: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday she would be "very glad" if Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFive things to watch at Supreme Court's DACA hearings Trump attends football game with Jeff Sessions' Alabama Senate race opponent Bradley Byrne Impeachment tests Barr-Trump relationship MORE resigned, following President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment 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."