Hollywood Has a Meltdown Over Jeff Sessions’ Resignation

Chelsea Handler, Michael Moore, Rob Reiner, and others mostly brought up their favorite subject: Robert Mueller's collusion investigation

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Now that Jeff Sessions has resigned from his post as attorney general in President Donald Trump’s administration, leftist celebrities are back to their roles as pseudo-political pundits.

Just hours after they were done weighing in on the outcome of the midterms, members of the Hollywood crowd were back at it with their anti-Trump political takes.

Many celebrities expressed their joy that Sessions is now gone — but not comedian Kathy Griffin. She used vulgarity in her reaction and said, “F***. I need that little elf to stay on longer until [Robert] Mueller is done.”

A lot of celebs seemed to have a similar reaction, attempting to tie the resignation to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

“Trump fires his attorney general. We all know where this is heading,” said documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (shown above, far right). “Trump will fire the Special Prosecutor & have all his evidence & files either locked up or shredded. Lame-duck House Repubs will destroy anything that could lead to Trumps [sic] impeachment. DEMS! GET READY TO FIGHT!” he said.

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“Misery” and “Stand By Me” director Rob Reiner also saw the move as an opportunity to tie things into Mueller’s investigation — and to get his leftist fanbase riled up.

“Here we go. Trump reeks of desperation. He knows exactly what he’s facing. He’s gonna try to get rid of Mueller before he has to face it. Can’t let that happen. Buckle up. Big fight ahead,” he said.

Rosie O’Donnell used the Session news to call the president a criminal. She tweeted, “OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE DONNY BOY – #MuellerIsComingForYou #IndictTrump.”

Mike Schur, creator of “The Good Place,” had a different approach. Instead of going after Trump or Sessions, he took issue with interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

“Cool choice,” Schur tweeted. “Like making the Surgeon General a guy who gives people a bolt of whiskey and hacks off their legs with a saw.”

And, of course, there were a myriad of lefty celebs who were content merely to see a conservative leave office — such as actor Rob Delaney and comedian and former Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler (above, far left).

Delaney wrote, “RIP Geoff Sessions.”

Handler added, “MAGA: My Attorney General is Available.”

Regardless of what happens within the Trump administration, outrage from leftist celebs is essentially guaranteed during this presidency — and Sessions’ resignation is no different.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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