According to CNN, both Washington Democrats and Republicans alike are calling for the resignation of Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s pick for Attorney General of the United States. The story states that he “met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat in Washington whose interactions with President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn’s firing.”
The problem with Sessions’ meetings? He failed to mention these meetings at his own confirmation hearings, and stated that he “knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians.”
Sessions, however, indicated that he “never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign.”
If this story does in fact prove true, we will be quick to condemn Sessions and his actions – understandably so. They will prove that he is not fit lead government investigations – and, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, “may become the subject” of one himself.
But let’s look at the bigger picture here. This incident is not only about Sessions.
President Trump hasn’t even been in office for two months time and I’m already fighting to keep up with the news out of the White House. So far, we’ve watched as State Department officials walked out of their positions, immigrants were unable to return the U.S., there was uproar over the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary and of course, as Flynn resigned –- and that’s just naming a few of the events of the last month and a half.
With these sorted incidents, how are citizens supposed to feel? How are we supposed to continue to trust in the country that has given us so much –- millennials and other generations alike? Who do we believe? What do we believe? I know those questions sound bleak, but they are an unfortunate reality at present.
There is one thing that I do know for sure –- and it’s that millennials and other generations alike cannot stop the fight for justice, no matter who resigns or who leaks news to Vladimir Putin. The Women’s March clearly made an impact – people are still talking about it over a month later.
So, millennials, as the generation that speaks up…keep speaking up. I know it’s difficult to follow a 24-hour news cycle and listen to the resignation of the day –- whether that’s by way of Sessions or anyone else – but listen. And take what you’ve heard and do something with it.
Editor’s Note: Jeff Sessions has rescued himself from inquiry and has not resigned from his post as Attorney General since the original publication of this article.
Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.