'You Can’t Run Forever': Sen. Patrick Leahy Puts Jeff Sessions on Notice that He Is Coming After Him
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) served notice to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday night and Sunday morning that he is not happy Sessions is ducking appearing before the Appropriations Committee he sits on and that he “can’t run forever.”
Leahy served up his warning on Twitter in a scathing series of tweets — all but calling Sessions a liar.
“Atty Gen. Sessions provided false testimony in response to questions from me,” Leahy tweeted.
You can see Leahy’s tweets below:
Atty Gen. Sessions provided false testimony in response to questions from me and @SenFranken about his contacts with Russian officials. (1)— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@Sen. Patrick Leahy)1497138859.0
(2) Now, twice in 2 mos., AG Sessions cancels an Approps hg in which I could Q him about his false testimony and half-hearted Russia recusal— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@Sen. Patrick Leahy)1497140025.0
Amid growing controversy, Sessions abruptly cancels public testimony https://t.co/gnDhprZG3r https://t.co/XrMpTmIx0u— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1497143621.0
3) My mssg to AttyGen Sessions: Approps & Judiciary have oversight of DOJ. You need to testify before both in public. You can't run forever.— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@Sen. Patrick Leahy)1497180493.0