Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on President Trump Firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“This is now the second time in history that a United States President has tried to fire his way out of an investigation, and it didn’t end well for Richard Nixon either. This is a clear attempt by President Trump to bury the Mueller investigation just hours after learning that Democrats won the House. By appointing Matthew Whitaker, who has publicly expressed his political opposition to the Mueller investigation, this is not only an obvious hatchet job, but also presents a constitutional crisis one day after voters across the nation rebuked the President. Democrats won on a pledge to restore accountability to government, and that is exactly what we will do.”