Top Republicans Denounce Democrats for Refusing to Move On
Several top Republicans turned the flamethrower on Democrats this weekend, blasting them for refusing to move on from the witch hunt that has been the Russia investigation. Leading the charge was House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday to accuse Democrats of being obsessed with “getting” President Trump by any means necessary.
“This is a time that the country wants to move forward,” McCarthy said. “We want to move forward. We’ve got health care, we’ve got trade, we’ve got a crisis on our border. The Democrats are more interested in subpoenas than solutions.”
McCarthy’s irritation wasn’t limited to the troglodytes on the other side of the aisle; he saved some of his anger for Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. last week to come “clarify” his testimony before that panel.
“Donald Trump Jr. has already testified for more than 27 hours,” McCarthy said. “If you want to bring him back in because something [Michael] Cohen has said when he is in jail for lying and talking about a meeting he wasn’t even in? No, I don’t think that’s right.”
McCarthy said it was now important for investigators to figure out why and how the Russia probe began.
“Was there obstruction? No. Was there collusion? No. But why did we even get to this point? Why did the dossier get to that point? What were the communications? You’ve got an IG report coming in?” McCarthy said. “That’s going to be very important, but you never want America to have to live through this again.”
Across the dial on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Rand Paul was similarly frustrated with the ongoing congressional investigations. Paul said that politics, not a genuine quest for truth, were driving the Democrats to continue the witch hunt.
“I think since the very beginning this all has been politically motivated. Now both sides are doing it. I think it goes back even to the Clintons,” Paul said. “This why we shouldn’t have special prosecutors.
“One of the things that Adam Schiff and the other partisans don’t understand,” he continued, “is that if you’re accused of a crime by the grand jury and they don’t indict you, the prosecutor doesn’t go all over town saying we thought he did this, we thought he did this, this is all the evidence. That’s why a grand jury is secret.”
Paul said it was time for the Democrats to find a new hill to die on.
“The bottom line is, we spent $35 million investigating the president. Their conclusion was that there was no underlying crime,” Paul said.
While not appearing on any of the morning shows, President Trump also got in on the action. In a tweet, he railed against Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler for telling Americans that we were in the midst of a constitutional crisis.
“They and their partner, the Fake News Media, are all told to say this as loud and as often as possible,” Trump tweeted. “They are a sad JOKE! We may have the strongest Economy in our history, best employment numbers ever, low taxes & regulations, a rebuilt military & V.A., many great new judges, & so much more. But we have had a giant SCAM perpetrated upon our nation, a Witch Hunt, a Treasonous Hoax. That is the Constitutional Crisis & hopefully guilty people will pay!”