March 2, 2017 12:08 PM EST

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over reports that he met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign.

Speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill, the New York Democrat said that Sessions was not forthcoming about his meetings when he testified at his confirmation hearing about contacts with Russia.

“Because the Department of Justice should be above reproach for the good of the country, Attorney General Sessions should resign,” he said.

Read the complete remarks from Schumer’s press conference.

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