More Republicans, including Rep. Amash, say AG Jeff Sessions should recuse himself

(AP) -The top House Democrat says Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath when he told the Senate Judiciary that he had no contacts with the Russian government and says he should resign.

Nancy Pelosi says, “Perjury is a crime.”

In the meantime, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling upon Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation on contacts between the Russians and President Donald Trump’s campaign last year. Graham says, “Somebody other than Jeff needs to do it.”

Graham also tells reporters he is meeting Thursday with FBI Director James Comey and will demand to know whether there is an investigation into the Russia contacts.

West Michigan Representative Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) has also tweeted that Sessions should recuse himself.

A growing number of Republicans want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and ties to the Trump campaign.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says in a statement that Sessions is a former colleague and a friend, “but I think it would be best for him and for the country to recuse himself from the DOJ Russia probe.”

Portman joins congressmen Jason Chaffetz, Darrell Issa and Tom Cole in calling for Sessions to recuse himself.

Other Senate Republicans are rallying around Sessions, saying they trust him and that it’s up to Sessions whether to recuse himself.

Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. He says, “I trust Jeff Sessions to make that decision.”

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3 comments

  • J.B.

    “Nancy Pelosi says, “Perjury is a crime.”
    Unless your a democrat, then its a “misunderstanding” and they want to run you as the democratic presidential nominee and claim its all “a vast right wing conspiracy” “at this point what does any of it matter” “it was all about a video” “wipe? what with a cloth or something?”
    What i want to know is, where the hell is our “unbiased” media hiding at?
    Anyone at with any integrity at all in the media want to do an apples and oranges comparison here?
    anyone,,,,,,?

    • steve

      Speaking of Nancy Pelosi, do the words “We have to pass the bill before you know what’s it it.” ring a bell? The woman is totally devoid of ethics, but the media hangs on every word she says as though it’s Gospel. Sickening.