McConnell Unloads On Dems: After Impeachment, Pelosi Can't Lecture Us On ‘Appropriate Use Of Time’
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is done messing around with Democrats and their games.
During an interview Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” McConnell was asked about Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats attacking the House Homeland Security Committee’s use of subpoena power in the lead-up to the 2017 investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
McConnell did not mince his words, saying Pelosi does not have the right to lecture anyone on appropriate use of time" after she wasted months on the bogus Ukraine impeachment hearings and years on the Russia collusion hoax.
“I’d say to the speaker, after the impeachment, you — you’re not in a position to be lecturing us about what the appropriate use of Senate time is,” he said. “The House of Representatives is arguing before the Supreme Court that they’re still looking at yet another impeachment. They’re arguing that before the Supreme Court this week. Look, this is the legitimate oversight responsibility of the Senate.”
“There was a lot of apparent misbehavior going on in the opening of those investigations into General Flynn and others,” McConnell continued. “And so Ron Johnson, the head of Homeland Security, has got subpoenas out for Hunter Biden. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has laid out a series of hearings and people that he wants to call to come testify. If the House can spend time on a baseless impeachment effort, then we should at least have oversight over what happened to initiate this whole process a couple of years ago.”
Last week, McConnell took many by surprise this week when he made some eyebrow-raising comments General Michael Flynn following new revelations in his case.
During a phone-in interview Thursday on Fox News, McConnell was asked about newly released documents showing that the FBI had drawn up paperwork to close the case against Flynn, but fired agent Peter Strzok made a last-minute move to keep it open.
Strzok was fired for sending countless anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair. Strzok played a critical role in going after Flynn, the new documents reveal.
McConnell was not happy about this and admonished top officials in the FBI for the bureau's treatment of Flynn, who served as President Donald Trump's first national security adviser before getting caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
"It's been interesting to watch, and if all of this proves to be true, you will have, certainly, a major, major error on the part of top leadership at the FBI, which could well warrant additional charges against them," McConnell said.
He added: "If true, this is very, very troubling — disturbing."
McConnell was asked whether he believes fired FBI Director James Comey should be criminally charged for his role in overseeing the agency's investigation, but the Senate leader wasn't ready to go that far.
"Revealing this story has been extremely important for the country," added McConnell. "If true, it is extremely troubling and action, of course, under our system would be taken by others on the issues that you raised."
It may have taken them longer than most wanted, but it certainly appears that Senate Republicans are gearing up to get to the bottom of the Obama administrations role in starting and advancing the bogus Trump-Russia investigation.