WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Protestors took to downtown Wilmington this afternoon circling the federal courthouse just a day after President Trump asked Jeff Sessions to resign from his post as US Attorney General.
The protest comes in conjunction with hundreds across the country according to March On supporters.
About 50 marchers looped in front of the federal courthouse in Wilmington. All of them sent a message for the Trump administration to not undermine the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The president’s choice to as interim AG Matt Whitaker has been outspoken against some of the investigation.
“We do not need to have an attorney general shut this investigation down in mid stride,” protestor Roger Charles said. “We don’t know when it’s going to end. We don’t know what the outcome is going to be. It could be totally innocent for all we know. We just need to leave him alone.”
The president has routinely called the Mueller investigation a “witch hunt,” which has led to charges and convictions against several people tied to his campaign.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Sessions is “not a constitutional crisis.”
When asked today if President Trump had instructed Whitaker to limit the Russia investigation, Conway said the “president hasn’t instructed him to do anything” beyond serve as acting attorney general.