Scribes and Pharisees Expel Jeff Sessions from their Ranks

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And, May I Say, It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy

Jerry Falwell Jr. says he told Trump to fire Sessions

Jerry Falwell Jr., a top conservative religious leader, said Monday he urged President Donald Trump to fire Jeff Sessions over his handling of investigations into Russian election meddling, saying the attorney general has lost evangelicals’ support. …

In forsaking Sessions, faith leaders are turning on one of their own, a man who for decades fought in the political trenches for conservative Christian causes. As a senator from Alabama, Sessions was one of the first Republicans to endorse Trump’s long-shot presidential campaign, taking heat from his party in return. …

“There’s growing disillusionment in the conservative faith-based community” with Sessions, said Gary Bauer, president of American Values, an educational non-profit group. …

At an Aug. 8 speech, the attorney general received a standing ovation from faith leaders after he praised the Trump administration’s record.

“The people of this nation are still the most religious nation in the developed world. Yet people of faith are facing a new hostility. Really, a bigoted ideology which is founded on animus towards people of faith,” Sessions told the assembly at Alliance Defending Freedom.

“Fortunately, President Donald Trump has heard these concerns,” Sessions said. “He made a promise — and from day one of this administration he has delivered. He is defending religious freedom at home and abroad.”