Marco Rubio Remains Neutral Amidst Calls for AG Jeff Sessions To Resign

Emily Jensen - Author

Mar. 2 2017, Updated 1:40 p.m. ET

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told NPR on Thursday morning that while he is suspicious of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ ties to Russia, he advises caution in moving forward. He told NPR’s Steve Inskeep, “I’m not interested in being part of a witch hunt, but I also will not be part of a cover-up.”

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The Republican senator from Florida and former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rubio said on NPR that he has been tough on Russia, and while he wishes to learn more information about Sessions’ discussions with Russia during Donald Trump’s campaign, he wants to be fair. “Depending on what more we learn about these meetings, it could very well be that the attorney general, in the interest of fairness and in his best interest, should potentially ask someone else to step in and play that role.”


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