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Himes calls for Sessions resignation

March 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“The position of Attorney General requires the very highest level of trust and faith from the American people. A man whose honesty and commitment to clarity and truth are in question cannot successfully occupy that role.

“Revelations in the past 24 hours have made it clear that Jeff Sessions does not have the credibility, clarity of thought or independence necessary to preside over the Department of Justice at a time when the Department will be called upon to investigate the many facets of Russian interference in our presidential election. His initial misrepresentations to the United States Senate regarding his contact with Russians during the Presidential campaign, coupled with his failure to correct the written record at any subsequent point, followed by his muddled responses in the past day disqualify him from the critical role of Attorney General.”