GOP Reps. argue that it’s time for Jeff Sessions to step down as Attorney General

Republicans Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan believe it’s time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to go.

The Freedom Caucus members say in a piece co-authored in the Washington Examiner that the “manufactured hysteria” over the Russian collusion non-story has been aided and abetted by Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the investigation.

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“In spite of the constant headlines, rampant speculation, and overshadowing of accomplishments, a simple truth remains: There is no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” they said.

The GOP Reps. then continued to pour questioning on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world,” they argued. “It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations.”

“If Sessions can’t address this issue immediately,” they continued, “then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general?”

They concluded, “Sadly, it seems the answer is now.”

Appearing on CNN, another GOP Rep., Chris Stewart of Utah, agreed with his colleagues.

“Let’s talk about two of your key Republican colleagues in the house. They think that the attorney general should step down and said he lost control of the Justice Department. Do you agree that Jeff Sessions needs to step down.”

“This is hard for me because Jeff Sessions is one of the most honorable men in Washington, D.C.,” Stewart said. “And I mean that sincerely. We have been into very important concerns at the Department of Justice and at the FBI, because Jeff Sessions is not able to take the reigns and direct that investigation.

“And I, for probably different reasons than Mr. Meadows and Mr. Jordan,” he continued, “but I believe if we haven’t approached it, we are rapidly approaching the time, when Mr. Sessions, for the good of this investigation, looking at the FBI, looking at the Department of Justice, we need the director there who can take the reigns and be assertive. You can’t do that when he is recused. It may be time for him to step aside.”

“That’s a significant statement coming from you a key member of the House intelligence committee,” Wolf concluded.


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