Congressman Sires’ Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions
(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“With the revelation that the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, lied under oath about his communications with Russian officials during the Trump campaign, he should immediately resign from office. The Attorney General is charged with upholding the law and should lead by example. He should not be above reproach and needs to be treated the same as any other citizen who is testifying under oath. In addition, I strongly agree with calls to appoint an independent, special prosecutor to investigate the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia.
I’ve continued to share my concerns about the conflicts of interest surrounding several of President Trump’s cabinet picks. Specifically, the financial conflicts of interest and ties to Russia have been very troubling. That is why I am a cosponsor of H.R. 371, the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. This legislation would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest. It would also require presidential appointees to recuse themselves from matters that come before their agencies involving the President’s conflicts of interest.”