An honorable person would have recused themselves immediately, breaking the news themselves, not waiting, hoping to get away with it!
But he has been considering “recusal over the last several weeks.” SEVERAL WEEKS!
“In a statement, Sessions said that over the last several weeks he has been meeting with “relevant senior career department officials” over whether he should recuse himself and “having concluded those meetings today I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any99th matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States.”
After “several weeks,” I wonder, why TODAY?
Because the news broke YESTERDAY, and even then he obviously considered trying to get away with it!
“The move comes after it was reported Wednesday night that Sessions had two meetings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. in 2016 after he started supporting Donald Trump’s presidential bid and then failed to disclose the contacts during his confirmation hearing.”
The issue here is not the merits. The issue is character! The slightest genuine question, or ambiguity, should be enough for an honorable person to realize that in an inquiry that will surely raise questions about themself, they don’t belong!
If he had removed himself immediately, when only he himself was aware of the issue, it would have elevated his stature and perhaps opened some minds which have been dead set against him.
But, unfortunately, our expectations of him have been confirmed!