DNC Chair Perez: Trump Firing Sessions, Appointing Whitaker ‘Worse than Watergate’

Posted on November 7, 2018 3:18 pm

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Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Live,” Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said President Donald Trump removing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was “worse than” the Watergate scandal. Perez said, “There’s a law, and there’s a test that applies to what he just did. The law is the Vacancies Reform Act. You can argue that it’s ambiguous whether he could do what he just did. There’s a test that is very unambiguous called the smell test. This doesn’t pass the smell test.” He added, “I worked in the Justice Department starting with Bush 1. I’m