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5 Conservative Christian Leaders React to Jeff Sessions' Resignation

5 Conservative Christian Leaders React to Jeff Sessions' Resignation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 5, 2017. | (Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his position Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump.

After months of public disagreement with Trump on issues like recusing himself from the Justice Department's Russia investigations into meddling in the 2016 elections, Sessions delivered his resignation letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

In his letter, Sessions highlighted his efforts at the Justice Department to "do my duty" and to "support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice."

"I am particularly grateful to the fabulous men and women in law enforcement all over this country with whom I have served," wrote Sessions.

"Most importantly, in my time as attorney general we have restored and upheld the rule of law — a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard."

Many conservative Christian leaders expressed their opinion of Sessions' departure and the reactions to the news. Here are five notable examples.

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