DNC Chair Tom Perez slammed the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday; calling his firing a “gross abuse of power” despite calling for the senior Trump aide’s removal in March 2017.
“This is a gross abuse of power and extremely dangerous to the rule of law. And put simply, it doesn’t pass the smell test,” said Perez in written statement just minutes after Sessions announced he would be stepping down.
Trump's attempt to undermine the Mueller investigation with the hiring of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General is a gross abuse of power and extremely dangerous to the rule of law. https://t.co/Hy4qpMghib
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) November 7, 2018
The top Democrat conveniently ignores his heated rhetoric from early last year, demanding “Sessions must resign” after claiming he “lied under oath and committed perjury.”
No spin from Trump admin can hide the fact that Sessions lied under oath and committed perjury about Russian ties. Sessions must resign.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) March 2, 2017