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Sen. Kennedy: Acosta's Resignation a 'Very Unselfish Act'

By    |   Friday, 12 July 2019 01:50 PM

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta's decision to resign his cabinet position over accusations about his role in the 2008 plea bargain agreement for accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is a "very unselfish act," Sen. John Kennedy said Friday, adding that he hates to see him go.

"I am not sure it is the right thing to do," the Louisiana Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "But that is Mr. Acosta's call. I do know this, it's a very unselfish act."

He said he believes Acosta is worried that the "press won't leave him alone on this, ever," even though most of the facts of the arrangement have not yet come out, and he doesn't want it to distract from his work.

Kennedy also on Friday said he doesn't know why special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two House committees, originally scheduled for July 17, has been postponed until July 24. 

"I thought that he was foolish to agree to testify, whether in front of a Senate committee or House committee," Kennedy commented. "If he wants to testify, this is America. If they just want to put him in the middle of this, my Democratic friends are trying to keep him, keep this effort alive. They don't want the allegations about the Russia collusion to ever end, and it is going to have to end."

When Mueller said he couldn't decide on questions of obstruction of justice, that made the issue "as dead as fried chicken," Kennedy added.

Mueller has said when he testifies, he'll stick to his 448-page report, and Kennedy said that is what he should do.

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Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta's decision to resign his cabinet post was "unselfish," Sen. John Kennedy said Friday during a television interview.
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Friday, 12 July 2019 01:50 PM
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