Republicans Call for Jeff Sessions to Recuse Himself from Investigations

Jeff Sessions is in trouble – deep trouble. According to The Washington Post, then-Senator Jeff Sessions spoke twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, considered by U.S. intelligence to be one of Russia’s top spies. However, during his confirmation hearings, Sessions stated “I did not have communications with the Russians.”

But he did. That’s perjury. Committing perjury under oath is serious – just ask 1999 Jeff Sessions.

“Jeff Sessions can not be trusted to tell the truth and oversee an impartial investigation of this Administration’s ties to Russia. If Republicans don’t recognize that he can no longer credibly serve as Attorney General, at minimum they must immediately put country ahead of party and join calls for him to recuse himself from this investigation,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.

Take a look at the growing list of Republicans calling for Sessions to recuse himself:

Senator Lindsey Graham: […]

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The Grand Old Tea Party Has A New Majority Leader

Kevin McCarthy is your new majority leader, a victory for the Republican establishment in the ongoing battle with its identical twin, the Tea Party. Then again, who can tell who’s who?

Take a quick look at McCarthy’s record on women. He’s repeatedly voted against legislation to help women fight back against pay discrimination. He’s voted to defund Planned Parenthood and control women’s access to reproductive health care services. And oh, last but not least, he co-sponsored extreme, anti-woman legislation to redefine rape as “forcible rape.” Sound familiar?

It’s tragic, really, watching the Tea Party and the Republican establishment continue to fight like this, and over what? We’d tell them to put their differences aside, but there are no differences. Even Speaker Boehner says so.

Now that they have a new majority leader, can’t everyone just get along in the Grand Old Tea Party?

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