Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) are calling for the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into the Justice Department's decision to reduce its recommended sentence for Trump associate Roger Stone.
Blumenthal and Harris sent separate letters to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who chairs the panel, arguing that the committee should "immediately open an investigation," including holding public hearings, into the Justice Department's decision.
"This highly unusual about-face by the Department is stunning and alarming, and smacks of dangerous political interference in law enforcement decision-making," Blumenthal wrote.
"I ask that the Judiciary Committee conduct an investigation into this matter and begin hearings immediately," he added.
Harris, meanwhile, specifically called for Attorney General William Barr to publicly testify as part of the panel's investigation.
"We must review these events and assess their impact on the integrity of the Department and our system of justice. Failure to meet basic oversight responsibilities in the face of such alarming news would send a signal to this and future administrations that the Senate no longer conducts itself as a co-equal branch of government," Harris wrote.