Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Resign

March 2, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his communications with Russian officials:

“Based on the recent revelations that Attorney General Sessions met with Russian officials prior to the 2016 election, it appears the Attorney General lied under oath during his confirmation hearing. In so doing, Attorney General Sessions has effectively disqualified himself from serving as our nation’s top law enforcement officer and should resign. Importantly, this latest information adds to a long and growing list of reasons to appoint an independent commission to investigate the ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.”