Entire Mass. Congressional Delegation Calls for Jeff Sessions’s Resignation
All 11 members of the Bay State’s congressional delegation are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s resignation, after the Washington Post reported Wednesday that the former Alabama senator met privately with the Russian ambassador twice, despite testifying to Congress that he “did not have communications with the Russians.”
Both Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, who voted against his Senate confirmation, as well as all nine members of the House have called on Sessions to resign after less than a month on the job.
And we need Attorney General Jeff Sessions – who should have never been confirmed in the first place – to resign. We need it now.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 2, 2017
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) March 2, 2017
AG Sessions must resign. He can't be trusted to independently investigate Trump's perverse relations with Russia. https://t.co/PgQppFqj72
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) March 2, 2017
It's becoming clear that Sessions lied under oath. The American people need to be able to trust their Attorney General. He should resign. https://t.co/87TbL6598r
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) March 2, 2017
After misleading Congress under oath about secret talks with Russians, AG #Sessions should now resign.
— Rep. Richard Neal (@RepRichardNeal) March 2, 2017
On his record alone Sessions was never fit to head US Justice Dept. #TrumpRussia news demands immediate resignation.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) March 2, 2017
— Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) March 2, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign immediately. My full statement is available here: https://t.co/xyF4FQ9FrR
— Rep. Stephen Lynch (@RepStephenLynch) March 2, 2017
— Niki Tsongas (@nikiinthehouse) March 2, 2017
AG Sessions should resign and an independent investigation commence, my statement here: https://t.co/hpZN3L8hiX
— Rep. Michael Capuano (@RepMikeCapuano) March 2, 2017
In a Justice Department release, Sessions called the report “false,” and said his discussions with the Russian ambassador were limited to his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign,” he said. “I have no idea what this allegation is about.”