Napolitano Calls on AG Sessions to Resign

Mar 2, 2017

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following reports that he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings about his communications with Russian government officials, issuing the following statement:

“In lying under oath, Jeff Sessions has lost credibility and the American people’s trust. The reports further validate the serious concerns many Americans had with his nomination, and he is now the second senior Trump administration official who hid communications he had with Russia during the campaign. I join the resounding calls of Americans demanding he immediately resign, as he is no longer fit to serve as our attorney general.

“I also call upon the House Republican Leadership to bring up H.R. 356, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, for a vote. H.R. 356 would create a commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election. It is time to put country above politics.”

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