FoxNews.com reports that
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, voted for the resolution calling for any final report in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, but told Fox News on Sunday it was unnecessary.
“It was a political stunt by the Democrats who felt that they could divide Republicans into voting no upon it because at the end of the day after I looked at it, when they dropped it … they said this is nothing but simply a first-year law student’s restatement of what the regular regulations say that Mr. (Attorney General William) Barr is going to have to do,” he said on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.
The House voted unanimously Thursday for the resolution, a symbolic action designed to urge Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the investigation is concluded.
The Democratic-backed resolution, which passed 420-0, comes as Mueller appears to be nearing an end to his investigation. Lawmakers in both parties have maintained there will have to be some sort of public resolution when the report is done — and privately hope that a report shows conclusions that are favorable to their own side.
Four Republicans voted present: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie.
The nonbinding House resolution calls for the public release of any report Mueller provides to Barr, with an exception for classified material. The resolution also calls for the full report to be released to Congress.
“We know and you know, as you said earlier, that there’s not going to be collusion here. This is where it is going to be … very hard for the Democrats. All this was. Don’t be fooled by this. This was simply a stunt because they thought they could divide Republicans to make us look bad as not being transparent,” Collins said Sunday. “I have no problem being transparent with what we see is coming forward, and it’s within the regulation to say that this was nothing more than a political stunt.”
He called the resolution an act of nothingness.
“This is the sad part we’re at right now, Maria,” he told Bartiromo. “They have no agenda, they have nothing that they can actually put on the floor, so they wasted an entire week of the American taxpayers’ dollar to actually put a report on the floor that said nothing, basically except the same thing the regulations say that Mr. Barr needs to do so.”
President Trump tweeted Saturday: “I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!”
…Democrats said they were unsatisfied with Barr’s answers and wanted a stronger commitment to releasing the full report, along with interview transcripts and other underlying evidence.
…Collins concluded Sunday to Bartiromo: “We just call their bluff, and just say, fine we can vote for this, because this is actually what Bill Barr said he is going to do. Why are we wasting the American people’s time?”
Good question, Rep. Collins.
On the Democrats’ part, their reason is as obvious as House Speaker Pelosi’s onset of dementia.
They are determined to find something…anything…through which they can accomplish their number one goal: the removal of President Donald J. Trump from office.
Their first priority stopped being the American Voters a long, long time ago.
The America Voter is now a distant third on their list of priorities, far behind the before mentioned delusional quest and their push to allow people living in our Sovereign Nation illegally to exercise OUR right grated to us as AMERICAN CITIZENS by the 26th Amendment to OUR Constitution…the right to vote and to decide OUR country’s future.
There is a “Plan B” part to the Democrats’ first priority. They wish to delay, obstruct, and grind to a complete halt the undeniable progress which President Trump has made in restoring America back to its rightful place among the nations.
With the advance word on the Mueller Report being that it is going to be a big “Nothingburger”, Shifty Adam Schiff and others have announced their plants to continue to “investigate” both the president and his family, delving deep into their lives, “investigating” matters which will have nothing at all to do with any sort of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.
It reminds me of the investigations which the Soviet Politboro used to conduct on order to find out if citizens were loyal to the Communist Party” or not.
Going back further, these investigations which the feckless Democrats will oversee will also be reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition.
What are they going to do?
Try to get the President’s family to “repent” from being Trumps?
Ladies and gentlemen, I firmly believe that America is now fighting a new war against fascism.
t’s not a war that is being fought with guns and bullets, But instead, it is being fought with School Walkouts, boycotts, Non-Profit Organizations funded by George Soros, Schoolchildren Spokespeople, anonymous sources, unproven baseless accusations, and the Vanguard of the Modern Democratic Party, the Main Stream Media.
It’s not our Brightest and Best who are dying on this field of battle, but rather, it is our Constitutional Freedoms and our form of government, including our System of Checks and Balances, which are dying an ignoble death, pierced by the arrows of socialism and political correctness.
By now, there’s some out there in the audience saying, “Oh Lord, the crazy old cracker’s overreacting again.”
No, Skippy, I’m not.
If you try to talk to a Liberal about this New Fascism, they will deny that there is any fascism going on at all. In fact, they will tell you that this never-ending Dog and Pony show known as the Russian Collusion Probe is “the will of the people” and they will site Democratically stacked push polls in order to back their opinion up.
When you ask a Democrat if President Trump is so horrible, then why is he consistently scoring higher in Presidential Approval Polls than his predecessor, Former (Thank God) President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm”, you will usually see their eyes glaze over, like a deer in the headlights, or experience a dramatic pause in posting, if you are on the Internet.
Liberals can not legitimately defend their positions, such as the suppression of the Second Amendment Rights of average Americans, the Silent Coup by those members of the DOJ and FBI against President Trump, the “Caning” of Judge Kavanaugh, and the lack of any kind of positive activity on behalf of the American people coming out of the Democrat Majority House of Representatives.
Fascism, in any form, remains indefensible, even, when a spineless Republican-led Congress sits idly by while they watch the Far Left indoctrinate our children and grandchildren and attempt to use them as their own version of the Communists’ “useful idiots” and when they try to assist in the now not-so-silent coup of a Republican President.
Why indeed, Rep. Collins?
Until He Comes,