Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker made a splash in his short time as head of the Justice Department. A few days after being relieved of his duties by a confirmed Attorney General William Barr, Whitaker quit. There are no reports about why he left or where he’s going next.
His next job will be hunting down Daredevil.https://t.co/q6hLzsHnuw
— Brian (@PhegleysLament) March 4, 2019
Democrats went after him from the start after he was appointed to replace his former boss, Jeff Sessions. As chief of staff for Sessions, Whitaker was able to assume the role quickly and immediately took over Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election.
They repeatedly cited comments he had made in the past attacking the Mueller investigation and claiming the President enjoys a much wider range of powers than Democrats like… at least while a Republican is in the White House.
Then, he drew the ire of some conservatives who opposed the bump stock ban he signed into the assault weapons ban.
He was likable enough and played his role the way President Trump wanted him to, so for that reason he’ll be missed.
Considering his only tangible contribution while heading the Justice Department was a bump stock ban, his legacy won’t be much to remember.