Sasse demands investigation of Epstein death and says, 'heads must roll'
Sen. Ben Sasse says the
has denied justice to Epstein's accusers. Sasse is demanding an investigation by the Justice Department and says, "heads must roll."
The Nebraska Senator released the following comment Saturday morning:
The Senator later released a letter written to Attorney General William Barr demanding that the Justice Department investigate Epstein's apparent suicide and fire those who let it happen.
Meanwhile, a Florida lawmaker and lawyers for some of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers say they will continue to seek justice despite the financier's death by suicide.
State Sen. Lauren Book has pushed for an investigation into the lenient treatment Epstein received while serving a sentence on prostitution solicitation charges in Florida.
She said Saturday that she would push to bring to justice those who helped Epstein even though his accusers will not get their day in court.
Sigrid McCawley is a lawyer for an Epstein accuser. She said "the reckoning of accountability begun by the voices of brave and truthful victims should not end" with Epstein's death.
Another attorney, Spencer Kuvin, said it's clear Epstein "saw that he was going to be held accountable." He said the accusers will continue to seek justice "against those that stood by."