‘This is not fake news’: Elizabeth Warren takes Sessions to task in six powerful tweets

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is calling for Jeff Sessions’ resignation in an epic series of tweets.

Early Thursday morning, Senator Warren took her former Senate colleague to the shed in six scathing tweets, pointing out that Attorney General Sessions was not forthcoming to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his past conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Warren called Sessions’ flippancy about his meetings with Kislyak a “serious threat to the national security of the United States,” adding, “this is not fake news.” She additionally called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to head the investigation into President Trump’s ties to the Russian Federation, and demanded Sessions resign as Attorney General for misleading senators.

After Sessions’ confirmation was passed on from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full Senate, Sen. Warren was famously silenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King. In the letter, King was beseeching members of the Senate to reject Sessions’ appointment to a federal judgeship in 1986 due to his past history of racial bias in prosecuting civil rights activists.

In addition to Warren, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is also calling for Sessions’ resignation. Rep. Elijah Cummings is another member of Congress joining the chorus of calls for Sessions to step down as Attorney General over the Russia scandal.

 

Tom Cahill is a writer for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at [email protected], or follow him on Facebook.