U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, blasted the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee today for not investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump‘s “efforts to thwart the operation of the United States Department of Justice.”
At a Judiciary Committee meeting today, Deutch said he’s proud to see the committee act on a “Combating Anti-Semitism Act” he cosponsored.
“But even as we engage in this important work, the House Judiciary Committee has shamefully abandoned its oversight responsibilities in other areas,” Deutch said.
“Three hundred days ago the nation learned that Russia directed attacks at the United States during the 2016 election…How dare this Committee ignore that attack?”
Later, Deutch blasted the committee for doing “nothing” about “the President’s efforts to thwart the operation of the United States Department of Justice; his firing of the acting Attorney General; his firing of the FBI Director; and now threats to the Special Counsel.”
Said Deutch: ” This committee has filled its agenda too often with red herrings, and turned to scapegoating in an effort to change the subject. This committee, with its important history, has degenerated into little more than a show trial like those, I might add, they still hold in Russia.”