U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-52nd District) and U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D - 53rd District) joined Democratic congressional leaders in calling for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Top Democrats are demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign after it was revealed he talked with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. twice during the presidential campaign last year, in what appears to contradict Sessions' sworn statements to Congress during his confirmation hearing.
Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump said there was no need and he retains "total" confidence in Sessions.
“The Attorney General is our nation’s top law enforcement officer. His integrity must be beyond reproach," Peters said in a written statement.
"Without the full faith of the American public, I believe Mr. Sessions should resign," he said.
Davis issued a separate statement following Sessions' appearance and said, “An Attorney General who needs to recuse himself on an investigation this important should not lead the Department of Justice.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sessions was not fit to serve.
In back-to-back press conferences Thursday, Pelosi and Democratic Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer ramped up the criticism.