Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Joins 67 Colleagues in Urging Trump to Demand the Resignation of Labor Secretary Acosta

July 10, 2019
Press Release
Mishandling of Epstein’s case involving sex trafficking of underage girls at issue

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today joined 67 House Members in asking President Trump to demand the resignation of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. Acosta was the U.S. Attorney for South Florida when he secretly arranged an extremely lenient plea agreement for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein after he was charged with trafficking underage girls. Epstein was recently indicted on similar charges in New York.

“[W]e are committed to ensuring that those who occupy top positions in the federal government are held to the highest standards of the law,” the Members wrote. “We strongly believe that Secretary Acosta was negligent in his duty to represent the best interests of the victims and the U.S. Government, and his role obliterates any credibility with enforcing our anti-trafficking and other laws. As such, we request that you immediately demand his letter of resignation.”

See the entire letter here.