Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation blasted Attorney General William Barr's handling of Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and said Thursday's release of the report exposed the need for more investigation.

Barr held a press conference Thursday morning before the report was released and defended President Trump: "The President was frustrated and angered by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks." Barr's performance was widely panned by Massachusetts lawmakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who tweeted:

Rep. Katharine Clark wasn't happy with Barr's approach, even before the release of the report. Here's how she characterized the attorney general's approach Wednesday:

Rep. Jim McGovern, speaking on Boston Public Radio, said that the report, detailing multiple efforts by Trump to shut down the investigation, marked 'a sad day for the country.'

Democrats have been united in calling for release of the full report, without redactions. Congresswoman Lori Trahan said that the full report "must be released to the American people." Rep. Bill Keating, who represents Cape Cod, has been saying the same thing for awhile:

Today, after the release of the redacted report, Rep. Ayanna Pressley agreed with her colleagues in the delegation, and went one step further:

Rep. Seth Moulton, who is rumored to be weighing a run for President, says that Americans should focus on what he sees as the ongoing Russian threat to our nation. "Russia is the only country on earth that could literally end all life in the United States. Democratic and Republican presidents alike have faced down the Russian threat for two generations. All Americans should know why Putin views this president as an exception."

Democrats in general made it clear that they do not intend for the release of the report to be the last word on the controversy over President Trump's handling of the investigation.