Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) blasted the Justice Department in a letter to Attorney General William Barr after pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell via apparent suicide, declaring that “heads must roll.”
In a letter sent to the attorney general on Saturday, Sasse — the junior Nebraska senator up for re-election in 2020 — torched the Department of Justice as having “failed” by allowing Epstein to apparently kill himself and commented that the pedophile’s “co-conspirators” may be thinking they got “one last sweetheart deal.”
“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse added.
The Nebraska Republican went on to say that Epstein’s “previously attempted suicide” should have warranted him being “locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance.”
“Obviously, heads must roll,” demanded Sasse.
Sasse continued on to say that it “should have been abundantly clear” that suicide was not out of bounds for Epstein, as he would have gone to “any lengths to avoid being held accountable for his crimes.”
The Nebraska senator then continued his railing of the Justice Department, pointing out that they “should not have allowed this to happen” as the department was “responsible for Epstein’s custody and prosecution.”
“His death not only deprives his victims of the opportunity to confront him in court and to see him held accountable for his crimes, but also makes it harder to unravel his ring and to hold accountable the many other powerful men who raped and exploited these children,” added Sasse.
On Saturday, Epstein was found dead in his cell in New York where he was being held for federal sex trafficking charges without bail. A source said that the FBI was investigating the apparent suicide.