151 Congressional Democrats call on Attorney General to resign

A growing number of lawmakers say Jeff Sessions must resign over revelations he made false statements under oath.

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

A bipartisan array of members of Congress have called for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, following revelations on Wednesday that the Attorney General falsely claimed under oath in his confirmation hearings that he had not met with Russian representatives. Sessions has now admitted to having had two conversations with the Russian ambassador.

But a growing number of lawmakers — so far all Democrats — have also called on Sessions to resign from his office, less than one month after he was sworn-in, over the apparent perjury (some with the caveat that they should resign if the allegations are true). Among them are the House and Senate Democratic leaders.

They include:

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

Sen. Al Franken (DFL-MN)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Heinrich Statement On Attorney General Jeff Sessions | U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New MexicoWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence…www.heinrich.senate.govSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA)

Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA)

Rep. Ami Bera Statement on Jeff Sessions’ Recusal from any Investigation into 2016 ElectionWashington, D.C. — Vice-ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ami Bera released the following… Don Beyer (D-VA)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)

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Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA)

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)

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Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Rep. Yvette Clark (D-NY)

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL)

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)

DeGette: Sessions Should Resign or Be Removed Immediately, Independent Inquiry NeededWashington, DC — Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should… John Delaney (D-MD)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

DeLauro Calls on Attorney General Sessions to ResignWASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2017) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement calling on… Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)


Congressman DeSaulnier’s Calls on Attorney General Sessions To ResignWashington, D.C. — Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after a Washington Post report… Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)

Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN)

Congressional Progressive Caucus : Press Releases : Congressional Progressive Caucus Calls for…WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)… Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA)

Congressman Evans Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsFor Immediate Release Washington, D.C. — Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement today as a response… Bill Foster (D-IL)

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-TX)

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)

Himes calls for Sessions resignationWASHINGTON, DC -Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement calling for the resignation of… Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA)

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI)

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisholm (D-NM)

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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

Maloney Calls on AG Sessions to ResignWashington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement calling on Attorney General… Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-MN)

Rep. Don McEachin (D-VA)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Congresswoman Gwen Moore : Press Releases : Revelations About Sessions’ Contact with Russia…Washington D.C. – Amid reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose his contact with Russian… Seth Moulton (D-MA)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)

Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-MN)

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ)

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)

Rep. Peters Calls Perjury by Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘Disqualifying’Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement regarding the revelation that Attorney… Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

Rep. David Price (D-NC)

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA)

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Sarbanes Calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ResignWASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after reports that Attorney… Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Top House Intel Dem calls for Sessions to resign amid Russia controversyTop House Intel Dem calls for Sessions to resign amid Russia controversythehill.comRep. Brad Schneider (D-IL)

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)

Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)

Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL)

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Thompson: Sessions Must Resign, Be Nowhere Near Investigation(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released… Norma Torres (D-CA)

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA)

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)

Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton also called for Sessions immediate resignation.

This post will be updated as more members of Congress make their positions known.