Crist, Castor Call for Sessions’ Resignation
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is also calling for an investigation into the Trump administration’s Russian ties.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Kathy Castor are calling for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the wake of reports he had met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak two times last year despite his denials that he had any communications with the Russians.
Sessions has since recused himself from taking part in any investigations into Russian involvement into the presidential election. But Crist said Thursday (March 2) on CNN Today that recusing himself was not enough. Crist also called fro an investigation into any ties between the Russians and the administration of President Donald Trump.
Crist’s statement in full:
“As the former attorney general of Florida, I find Attorney General Sessions’ actions inexcusable, and call for his immediate resignation. How can we have faith that the duties of the office of the attorney general will be carried out when the chief legal officer of the country doesn’t tell the truth under oath to the United States Congress? It is clear that we need to establish an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate this administration’s Russian connections. The American people demand answers, and we have a responsibility to get to the truth of this Russian imbroglio.”
“Lying to a congressional committee while you are under sworn oath is illegal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign and at the very least must recuse himself from the investigation into illegal collusion between Vladimir Putin, the Russian government and the Trump campaign. President Trump’s failure to release his tax returns (unlike any other presidential candidate or president) continues to be a cloud over his administration. An open and transparent review of his tax returns could answer questions related to whether or not he or his company have ties to Russia.”
Crist represents the 13th Congressional District, which covers mid- and south Pinellas County. Castor represents the 14th Congressional District, which covers a portion of Hillsborough County. Both are Democrats.
For a video of Crist’s appearance on CNN Today, go to crist.house.gov.
For information about Castor, go to castor.house.gov.
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