Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shared some key thoughts on Tuesday. The GOP chief from Kentucky touched on a number of pertinent events. McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, referenced Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) announcement that he will schedule a vote for wide-ranging subpoenas on June 4th.
“Senate Republicans are taking steps to issue new subpoenas to a wide variety of Obama administration officials. … The American people deserve answers about how such abuses could happen. And we intend to get those answers,” He announced.
Plus he added, “This is just one of the realities that President Trump’s Democratic critics spent years calling conspiracy theories or inventions of the president’s mind. Yet here it is, in black and white, from exactly the kind of independent inspector general that Democrats rush to embrace when convenient.”
He also talked of efforts by Trump and his allies to implicate senior officials in President Barack Obama’s administration. “Certainly, you would think the outgoing Obama administration should only have used the awesome power of the federal government to pry into their political rivals if they had a slam-dunk basis for doing so. But that is not what they had.”
As Trump took to Twitter and posted: “Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this!”
Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this! @LindseyGrahamSC https://t.co/PplfqTJdHc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2020
In addition the Republican ruler said Trump has the power to fire inspectors general amid scrutiny over his decision to oust the State Department watchdog. “He’s certainly within his authority, he gets to hire and fire, under the Constitution, all people under the Executive Branch,” Sen. McConnell stated. That’s quite a bit to digest.