Huckabee: Sessions' Call for Obama Attorneys' Resignations Is Common Occurrence
The Justice Department announced Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys who served under the Obama administration to resign, describing the move as part of an effort to ensure a "uniform transition."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" Saturday to discuss this move, saying it is not an unusual occurrence -- despite the mainstream media backlash the Trump administration has faced for the move.
"It happens every time there's a new administration. It doesn't matter if it's the president or the governor of a state. ... Nobody holds over the old political appointees because they're probably gonna sabotage their operation. It is the will of the president to make this decision," Huckabee said.
Huckabee said the news coverage comparing this move to a "slaughterhouse" is unwarranted and instead the move is an indicator of the orderly transition of power.
"Quite frankly, Donald Trump kept them a lot longer than Obama did, Bush did, Clinton did," he said. "What is everybody upset about? This is what happens every four years or every time there's a change in administration. So cry me a river!"
Watch the full interview above for more on Huckabee's take regarding Sessions' actions, as well as the former governor's opinion of the new House GOP health care bill.