Politicians, Media Tweet Outrage Over Jeff Sessions: ‘This is Not Fake News’

“Anything less than resignation or removal from office is unacceptable,” Nancy Pelosi says on social media

Elizabeth Warren and other prominent politicians and media members have taken to Twitter to express outrage over news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. twice during the presidential campaign season.

The Washington Post was the first to report that one of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Sergey Kislyak, which took place in the senator’s office last September. Warren was quick to express her thoughts via social media.

The Massachusetts Senator called for Session to resign and warned, “This is not fake news.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seemed to agree with Warren on Twitter.

The discussions between Sessions and a Russian official could also fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election and the suspected hacking campaign, according to the Post.

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz tweeted, “AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself,” while U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings urged Session to step down.

“I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false,” Sessions said in a statement Wednesday night.

Check out some of the Twitter backlash: