SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): It is now impossible for anyone to have confidence in Secretary Acosta’s ability to lead the Department of Labor. If he refuses to resign, President Trump should fire him...
I'm calling on the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility to make public the results of its review of Acosta's handling of the Epstein case. Senators Murray and Kaine have called for these findings, but the Justice Department so far has stonewalled and refused to make them public.
This review cannot be kept in the dark, particularly given the new revelations and there should be hearings. And, third, the president needs to answer for his statements he has made about his relationship with Mr. Epstein. In 2002, he said he had known Epstein for 15 years and he was, quote, a 'terrific guy who enjoyed women on the younger side.'
Epstein was also reportedly a regular at the Mar-a-Lago club for years. The president needs to answer for this and I don't recall is not an acceptable answer in this case, particularly because President Trump appointed Mr. Acosta to such a powerful position.