Christian Science Monitor

DNC Chairman: Sessions Firing ‘In Some Ways Worse Than Saturday Day Night Massacre’
 

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called the firing of Jeff Sessions and the installation of Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general “in some ways worse than the Saturday night massacre.”

Perez said Thursday that Whitaker’s role assuming oversight of Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation “doesn’t pass the smell test.”

Watch: Corker Says Blackburn Likely Six Points Behind Democrat in Tennessee Senate Race
 

Retiring Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker commented on the race to replace him, which is widely expected to be between Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen and GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Corker described Bredesen as a “friend” and said he would not campaign against him at a Christian Science Monitor event in Washington on Wednesday.