‘This is a disgrace’: Here’s what Mass. politicians are saying after the redacted Mueller report was released

"The Attorney General shouldn't be acting as a press secretary for the President of the United States," Congressman Seth Moulton said on Twitter.

 Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. –Patrick Semansky / AP

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, albeit redacted, was released Thursday morning, and Massachusetts politicians were quick to criticize the redactions as well as Attorney General William Barr.

Here’s what they had to say about the much-anticipated release on social media:

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey

Markey’s office also released this statement:

“The Special Counsel’s report, even in its redacted form, paints a picture of deeply disturbing conduct by the President and members of his 2016 campaign that warrants Congressional action,” said Senator Markey. “Mr. Mueller explained he would have cleared the president if he could have, but he couldn’t because there was voluminous evidence that President Trump may have in fact obstructed justice. We need to hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He should testify to both the Senate and House and explain his report to the American people.

“The Special Counsel could not have been clearer that the Russians interfered in our 2016 election, something President Trump continues to deny. Vladimir Putin and Russian authorities will continue to attack our free and fair elections – the very fabric of our democracy – and President Trump and the White House must take action now to stop it from happening again.”

Congressman Seth Moulton

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Congresswoman Lori Trahan

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Congressman Jim McGovern

Congressman Joe Kennedy III