NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Protests are planned in Nashville a day after Jeff Sessions was pushed out of his post as Attorney General.
Sessions told President Trump in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request."
Grassroots organization Nashville Indivisible is coordinating the Thursday protest at the Kefauver Building at 5 p.m. in downtown Nashville.
Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a former United States attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general. Whitaker has criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the president's Republican campaign and Russia.
The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into the attorney general's tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the Mueller investigation.
According to website act.moveon.org, other protests are scheduled other middle Tennessee cities including Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Crossville, Franklin and Crossville.