Top Republican Lawmakers in Both Chambers Slam Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr For Issuing Don Jr. Subpoena
Top Republican Senators and Representatives slammed Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr for issuing Donald Trump Jr. a subpoena over ‘Russia matters.’
The GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his prior testimony to Senate investigators related to the Russia investigation by May 15.
Axios reported on the subpoena of Don Jr., the first subpoena of one of President Trump’s children (that we know of), citing “sources with direct knowledge.”
The Senate Intel Panel, chaired by RINO Richard Burr (R-NC) and co-chaired by the incredibly corrupt Mark Warner (D-VA) are purposely dragging out the Russia investigation and won’t be releasing a final report until the end of summer.
Republican lawmakers from both Chambers lashed out at Burr.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed Burr — “Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed…” Paul said in a tweet.
Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed… https://t.co/jvV5PIX266
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 8, 2019
In the other chamber, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) defended Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday.
“Donald Trump Jr has already spent dozens of hours testifying in front of Congressional committees. Endless investigations—by either party—won’t change the fact that there was NO collusion. It’s time to move on. It’s time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations.” McCarthy said.
.@DonaldJTrumpJr has already spent dozens of hours testifying in front of Congressional committees. Endless investigations—by either party—won't change the fact that there was NO collusion. It's time to move on. It’s time to focus on ISSUES, not investigations. https://t.co/fbFH5uMLUz
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 8, 2019
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) suggested Burr is taking orders from the unhinged ‘resistance’ Democrats (Mark Warner).
Weak & ridiculous for Senate to perpetuate the Russia Collusion Delusion by continuing to harass @DonaldJTrumpJr. They should NOT be taking orders from unhinged resistance Dems. Let's work together to help POTUS move US forward. https://t.co/wSaHkEpqep
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 9, 2019
Other notable conservatives such as Dr. Gorka slammed Burr. “The Senate should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this,” Dr. Gorka said.
Don was cleared by the Mueller Investigation & has already testified 20+ hours in front of Congress.
The Senate GOP should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this. pic.twitter.com/qNDWyPv40J
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 9, 2019
Political operative and close friend to Donald Trump Jr., Arthur Schwartz posted a cryptic warning.
“Politicians who can’t keep their zippers closed shouldn’t start wars in Washington,” Schwartz warned.
Politicians who can’t keep their zippers closed shouldn’t start wars in Washington.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 9, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has not said a word yet about the subpoena — he must speak out about this abuse of power under his watch because he just said from the Senate floor Tuesday that as far as the Trump-Russia witch hunt is concerned, it’s “case closed!”