Pelosi Statement After 100 House Democrats Call for Attorney General Sessions to Resign

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after 100 House Democrats called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after lying under oath about his conversations with Russia, during his Senate confirmation hearing:

“The top law enforcement officer of the United States cannot be a person who lies under oath to the American people.  Attorney General Sessions’ impartiality was already suspect, now we know he does not have the integrity to lead the Department of Justice.

“Attorney General Sessions must resign immediately.  Our security and our democracy have been undermined by Russia’s meddling, and this Administration clearly cannot be trusted to investigate itself.  There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the full extent of the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”