Res­i­dents protest Ses­sions’ res­ig­na­tion

The Signal - - News - By Caleb Lunetta Sig­nal Staff Writer

More than 100 Santa Clarita res­i­dents con­gre­gated out­side City Hall Thurs­day evening to join thou­sands of oth­ers across the coun­try who are protest­ing the res­ig­na­tion of At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions.

On Wed­nes­day, Pres­i­dent Trump asked for Ses­sions’ res­ig­na­tion in what crit­ics of the ad­min­is­tra­tion have la­beled a step to­ward the White House shut­ting down spe­cial coun­selor Robert Mueller’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

In re­sponse, demon­stra­tors stood on the side­walk di­rectly in front of City Hall on Thurs­day evening, hold­ing signs with phrases writ­ten on them such as, “Hands off Mueller” and “No one is above the law.”

“The ul­ti­mate red line would be if Robert Mueller got fired and the Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion got shut down,” said Hi­lary Schard­ein, chair of CA United For Progress, who helped or­ga­nize the de­mon­stra­tion.

While some showed sup­port for the protesters by honk­ing their horns as they drove by, oth­ers ex­pressed dis­ap­proval over the rea­son­ing be­hind the de­mon­stra­tion.

“Do they re­mem­ber the fight they put up when Ses­sions was orig­i­nally cho­sen? They’re hyp­ocrites,” said Joe Messina, chair­man the 38th Assem­bly Dis­trict Re­pub­li­can Cen­tral Com­mit­tee. “They think that Trump is try­ing to keep the in­ves­ti­ga­tion from go­ing for­ward, but that’s what they said about Comey, as well.”

As of Fri­day, the White House has not dis­closed any plan to ter­mi­nate the spe­cial coun­sel’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Caleb Lunetta/The Sig­nal

Res­i­dent De­siree Nasci­mento holds a sign at a de­mon­stra­tion on Thurs­day.

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