Dem Rep Swalwell: ‘Attorney General Jeff Sessions Should No Longer Serve’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down.

Swalwell stated, “Attorney General Sessions should no longer serve. I believe, for other reasons, he’s already lost the trust of the American people. He wasn’t forthcoming about his contacts with Russia as they were interfering in our campaign. He participated in the firing of James Comey, which was improper. And so, we now cannot trust his word. And so, with respect to this report, I will just say that, as far as anything Jeff Sessions has said about his contacts with Russia, we should be able to corroborate or contradict those statements with all of the evidence and be able to review that. But for now, you need your top law enforcement official to be trusted, and he simply is not trusted. And this is a time for Congress to thoughtfully and aggressively put a check on this president.”

Swalwell added that he believes Sessions should step down.

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