Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement following revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his connections with the Russians:
“Last night, news reports revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his connections to Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Coretta Scott King’s assertion that Jeff Sessions lacked ‘judgment, competence and sensitivity’ has never been more prescient.
“By perjuring himself to his colleagues and the American people, Jeff Sessions has proven that he cannot, in good faith, lead the Department of Justice. He must resign immediately.
“The constant revelations regarding senior officials in the Trump Administration and the Kremlin underscore the need for an independent bipartisan investigation into Russian involvement in our election. Americans deserve the truth – and they deserve it now.”
Top photo: Screenshot from then Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings to become the Attorney General.