Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) today called for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after it was revealed that he lied under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing about contact with Russian officials:
“During his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not have communications with the Russian government during Mr. Trump’s campaign. We now know this statement, made under oath, was a lie. Attorney General Sessions must resign immediately, or President Trump must fire him, and the FBI must launch an investigation into his actions.
“Mr. Sessions no longer has any credibility to oversee the FBI’s investigation of the Trump administration’s connections to Russian agents. For weeks, Democrats have called for an independent investigation of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia, both throughout his campaign and in his administration. Such an investigation is now necessary beyond a shadow of a doubt.
“Hardly a day goes by without new shocking revelations coming to light about the Trump Administration’s improprieties. The American people deserve to know the truth about Mr. Trump’s connections to Russia, and they deserve to know without delay.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.