Sanders Statement on Jeff Sessions

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 7 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after President Donald Trump forced out Jeff Sessions as attorney general:  

“President Trump must allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to continue unimpeded. Any attempt by the president or the Justice Department to interfere with Mueller’s probe would be obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense. I call on my colleagues in Congress to rapidly put protections in place to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, to demand that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the probe based on his previous statements and to only confirm a new attorney general who vows to protect the special counsel’s investigation.”