US House Members Demand Epstein Suicide Probe

The Hill reports:

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) led public calls Saturday demanding answers after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell due to an apparent suicide. “We need answers. Lots of them,” Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, tweeted.

Many immediately began questioning the details surrounding his death after Epstein was reportedly put on suicide watch in late July following a possible suicide attempt. “He reportedly tried to kill himself two weeks ago. And is allowed to finish the job now? Bullshit,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tweeted.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who sits on the Judiciary Committee, called on the panel’s chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to prioritize investigating the circumstances around Epstein’s death over other probes being carried out by the committee.