36 Congressional Democrats are calling for the immediate resignation of President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. The demands come after it was revealed that Sessions lied under oath during his testimony to the U.S. Senate. During his testimony, Sessions claimed that he had not met with Russian representatives during the 2016 election season. However, it has been revealed, and Sessions has confirmed, that he met with Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, two separate times.
As House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, “Now, after lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the attorney general must resign. Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law-enforcement officer of our country and must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal, and financial connections to the Russians.”
So far it is only Democrats that are calling for Sessions’ resignation. Republicans are urging Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation into contact between the Trump campaign and Russia.
You can see the Democrats call for Sessions’ resignation in their own words below:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 2, 2017
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA):
— Nanette D. Barragán (@RepBarragan) March 2, 2017
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA):
#Sessions should resign and step down immediately. He lied under oath, which absolutely disqualifies him from serving as Attorney General.
— Julia Brownley (@JuliaBrownley26) March 2, 2017
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA):
Jeff Sessions lied to his Senate colleagues & American people about his meetings w/ Russians. He has betrayed trust already & must resign.
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) March 2, 2017
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA):
1 – “Jeff Sessions should resign. We are a nation that respects the rule of law, and he lied under oath to Congress.”
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) March 2, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA):
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) March 2, 2017
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA):
As Member of Judiciary Committee w/ oversight over Justice Dept, I call on Sessions to resign for lying under oath. https://t.co/M85V3i6Hi4
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 2, 2017
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA):
Rep. Eric Swalwell, House Intel Cmte member, on Sessions: “He should probably resign.” pic.twitter.com/AutJGgWgRs
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 2, 2017
Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA):
Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his contacts with a country that’s actively trying to undermine our democracy. So yes, he should resign.
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) March 2, 2017
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA):
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) March 2, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):
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
Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA):
AG Sessions should resign and an independent investigation commence, my statement here: https://t.co/hpZN3L8hiX
— Rep. Michael Capuano (@RepMikeCapuano) March 2, 2017
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA):
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
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA):
— Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) March 2, 2017
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO):
Sen. Claire McCaskill: Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign pic.twitter.com/jUvYecEQ4B
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 2, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA):
The Attorney General leads US law enforcement and must be above reproach.
Jeff Sessions lied under oath. He must resign.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) March 2, 2017
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR):
Sessions should resign. He is unfit to serve. Latest reports settle it. Administration’s Russia ties beyond troubling-we need investigation.
— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) March 2, 2017
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI):
If the Attorney General lied under oath, he must resign. And then face the consequences for committing perjury. https://t.co/KydVqZVHvJ
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) March 2, 2017
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY):
— Rep. Joe Crowley (@repjoecrowley) March 2, 2017
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY):
Because the Department of Justice should be above reproach, for the good of the country, the Attorney General should resign.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 2, 2017
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY):
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 2, 2017
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY):
— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) March 2, 2017
Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-MD):
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) March 2, 2017
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-TX):
Let’s be clear AG Sessions should resign. Lying under oath about contact with a foreign adversary is deplorable. He can’t be trusted.
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) March 2, 2017
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX):
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 2, 2017
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA):
If this report is true and Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath, he should immediately resign. https://t.co/PXIeqeTtSK
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) March 2, 2017
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV):
— Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen (@RepKihuen) March 2, 2017
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI):
— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) March 2, 2017
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ):
Clear #Sessions lied about his interactions w/Russia.No way to continue in his position w/ confidence of American people. He must resign
— Rep. Frank Pallone (@FrankPallone) March 2, 2017
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ):
#Sessions should resign immediately. We need an independent, outside, & bipartisan investigation to determine Trump’s Russia ties
— Donald Payne Jr. (@RepDonaldPayne) March 2, 2017
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ):
— Bonnie WatsonColeman (@RepBonnie) March 2, 2017
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME):
— Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) March 2, 2017
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI):
Lying about Russia supersedes recusal. AG Jeff Sessions must resign and the American people deserve an independent investigation.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 2, 2017
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD):
Total staff infection. Democracy at risk. Sessions must follow Flynn and resign. We need a comprehensive nonpartisan investigation.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) March 2, 2017
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH):
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) March 2, 2017
This isn’t enough, AG Sessions must resign. We need a 9/11 style commission to fully investigate Trump Administration ties to Russsia. https://t.co/vMpxHVztFX
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) March 2, 2017
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL):
Under oath, Jeff #Sessions said: “I did not have communications with the Russians.” He did. That’s perjury. He must resign.
— Jan Schakowsky (@janschakowsky) March 2, 2017