The Irish Echo: Boyle Sounds Alarm Over Sessions Resignation

By: Ray O’Hanlon

November 7, 2018

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 re-elected 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.

“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.

Brendan F. Boyle is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District since Jan. 3, 2015.

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