Protest planned in Decatur over firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
President Trump on Nov. 7 did what he’s been threatening to do for months: fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
While Sessions is not revered by liberal activists, his firing is widely seen as a prelude to terminating or severely curtailing an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ replacement, Matthew Whitaker, is a critic of the Mueller investigation. Sessions had recused himself from the investigation.
There are nearly a 1,000 protest and marches planned around the country, organized months ago in anticipation of Sessions’ firing.
One of those protests will take place in Decatur today, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. on the Decatur Square.
“This organizing has been going on over a year, year and a half, we’ve been on the ready because Trump has been threatening to fire Sessions … every other day, so it’s kind of been a red alert type situation,” said Margaret Arnett, who notified Decaturish of the event and plans to participate.