Sen. Joe Manchin (D) said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign if he lied about his contact with the Russian ambassador. (The Daily Beast)
Per the Daily Beast, “Per Manchin, Sessions said he would take recusal ‘into consideration.’ Manchin told Sessions he better do a lot more than that.”
Sessions was the only Senate Democrat to vote for Sessions’s confirmation.
WEIGHING IN. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) “avoided talking about whether a path exists for him to defeat Manchin, but noted he still has quite some time before the state’s filing deadline requires an answer from him.”
He said, “My focus remains on my job. I’m fortunate to be the attorney general of one of the greatest places on the face of the earth.” (Washington Examiner)
LEADERSHIP. A group of progressive organizations delivered more than 225,000 petitions Thursday morning to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office, urging him to remove “Trump apologist” Manchin from Senate leadership. The petition signatures were gathered by CREDO, #AllOfUs, Democracy for America, Other98 and 350 Action. (release)