Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump on Thursday that firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions would have significant consequences for the U.S. government, The Daily Caller reports.
“If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay,” Graham told reporters outside a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
President Trump has hounded his attorney general in recent days, expressing his disappointment in Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s probe into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump said he would not have nominated him to become attorney general had he known the former Alabama senator would recuse.
But Graham said Sessions deserved better from the president. “I think he should show some respect for Jeff Sessions as a person.” He also described Sessions was the Trump’s “most loyal supporter” and a “rock solid conservative.”
Graham also warned that any attempt by the White House to fire special counsel Robert Mueller could mean “the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”