Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta:
“It’s my belief that Alex Acosta should resign his position as Labor Secretary.
“When Acosta was nominated for Labor Secretary, I noted my deep concern over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case when Acosta was a U.S. attorney. My discomfort has only increased with these latest allegations.
“The plea agreement that Acosta reached with Epstein not only gave Epstein a light sentence for the heinous crime of trafficking underage girls, it also violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act – of which I was the author – by not informing Epstein’s victims of the deal.”