House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy agreed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Daily Caller reports.
But the South Carolina lawmaker also said he understands President Donald Trump’s frustration with his attorney general.
In an interview with Fox News Tuesday, Gowdy said, “I think Jeff Sessions made the right decision in recusing himself.”
“I also understand the president’s frustration at the decisions and actions of Attorney General Sessions that led to him having to recuse himself,” he added.
On Tuesday, President Trump did not say whether he wanted the former Alabama senator and top campaign surrogate to stay as attorney general, capping off a week of public attacks against Sessions, whom the president called “beleaguered” at one point.
But Gowdy told Fox News, “I don’t think personnel decisions are usually well resolved over Twitter.”
When asked what he would do in Sessions’ place amid a flurry of public criticism from the president of the United States, Gowdy replied, “I would not stay if my employer had lost confidence in me.”