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Beyer Demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Immediate Resignation

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Washington, March 2, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“Jeff Sessions disqualified himself to lead our Department of Justice when he lied before Congress in his confirmation hearings. He should resign immediately. The nation’s law enforcement must be above reproach; it cannot be when its highest officer perjured himself before Congress in hiding interactions with Russian officials.

“Senator Sessions would not have accepted this willful dishonesty from another nominee and there is no reason he should be treated differently. The shifting explanations from the Department of Justice about Attorney General Sessions’ false statements further undermine his ability to serve. If the conversations he had with the Russian Ambassador are as unmemorable and inconsequential as he says, then certainly there was no reason to lie about them under oath.”

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