Congressman Brendan Boyle
By Ray O’Hanlon
Warning of a potential repeat of the infamous Watergate-era “Saturday Night Massacre” scenario, Congressman Brendan Boyle was one of the first House Democrats to sound the alarm after the announcement today that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is resigning at the request of President Trump.
Boyle, just hours after being reelected to his Philadelphia district, PA-13, said in a statement: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ forced resignation is an alarming development.
“We must act immediately to protect the independence and integrity of the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation.
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“I urge my Republican colleagues to advance bipartisan legislation to protect the investigation -before it’s too late and we have a repeat of Nixon’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre.’”
Boyle, a fast rising star in Democratic ranks, one of the leading Irish American legislators on Capitol Hill, is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.