Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Sires’ Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Nov 9, 2018
Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires released the following statement on the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“I am alarmed that after forcing the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the President has appointed an individual who has clear bias against the Special Counsel’s investigation which he now oversees. Matthew Whitaker has explicitly spoken out in favor of defunding and limiting this investigation and must immediately recuse himself. The investigation must be allowed to continue unimpeded. Furthermore, the appointment of Whitaker as Acting Attorney General presents new legal challenges and potentially contradicts the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Any individual in the position of Attorney General must be Senate confirmed.”