The day after the midterm elections, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned in his resignation to President Donald Trump, reported Gay Star News.
According to Sessions’ letter, his resignation was requested by the President.
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in the letter addressed to the President.
Sessions’ letter also noted his perceived success tackling immigration while Attorney General. One such accomplishment was taking on “transnational gangs… bringing violence and death across our borders,” and restoring immigration enforcement.
The infamous separation of immigrant families – which resulted in children being kept in cages – was implemented under Sessions. In April, Sessions ordered prosecutors along the border to “adopt immediately a zero-tolerance policy” for illegal border crossings.
Sessions implemented countless anti-LGBTQ policies while under the President. Sessions’ Justice Department stopped fighting for trans students’ right to a preferred bathroom and reversed a policy protecting trans people from workplace discrimination. The Justice Department also officially ruled businesses can discriminate against trans people.
Sessions will temporarily be replaced by Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff at the Justice Department, according to a tweet from the President.
President Trump also thanked Sessions on Twitter for “his service” and wished him well.
A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date, although it is unclear who that replacement will be.