Judge Andrew Napolitano says that assigning Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG is illegal
Today Fox’s not-quite-so-crazy on air Judge, Anthony Napolitano, stated that the selection of Jeff Session’s former chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG may in fact be illegal because he was never confirmed by the Senate.
“Under the law, the person running the Department of Justice must have been approved by the United States Senate for some previous position. Even on an interim post,” Napolitano said.
Napolitano continued saying that next in line for the position is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“[Whitaker] was not confirmed by the United States Senate for a leadership position at the Justice Department. The White House will have to work this out. Who has been confirmed and who’s next in line? Deputy attorney general Rosenstein,” he said.