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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velazquez Calls for Sessions to Resign

Velázquez Calls for Sessions to Resign
March 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose communications with Russian officials during his confirmation hearings: 

“Jeff Sessions has lost all credibility.  He must resign immediately. As I have said previously, we need a Special Counsel to investigate Russia’s interference in our election.  The American people need assurance that a fair, thorough and unbiased investigation is being conducted.  To that end, Attorney General Sessions should resign immediately and the Acting Attorney General who replaces him must appoint a Special Counsel to investigate how Russia sought to influence our electoral process through cyberattacks and ensure that those who perpetrated or facilitated these attacks be held legally responsible.”

Velázquez was the first Member of Congress to call for a Special Counsel to look into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.  In December, Velázquez wrote to then-Attorney General Lynch asking that she appoint a Special Counsel. Following the resignation of General Flynn she renewed that request in a letter to Attorney General Sessions


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