Contrary to what the mainstream press has been selling, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, said that Republicans are also calling his office and demanding that Congress investigate Trump.
.@REPCUMMINGS #DemBootCamp-style says public needs to put pressure on elected officials to investigate Trump #AMJoy https://t.co/kXl1kTC2zD
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) December 4, 2016
During an appearance on MSNBC’s A.M. Joy, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said, “Our phone has been ringing off the hook. In fact, when they call Chaffetz’s office trying to get them to do the right thing, that is constituents from all over the country. They then send them over to our office. Some kind of way the public has to put pressure on their congressman. And by the way, these calls are coming not only from people who supported Hillary Clinton, but they’re also coming from people who supported Mr. Trump. And these people basically who want government to be fair, and that’s what we are looking for. Joy, I promise you, we’re going to fight this with everything we have.”
There is a great deal of public unease that crosses partisan lines over Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest. A responsible legislative branch that was interested in fulfilling the constitutional duties would take a long and hard look at President-elect Trump’s conflicts of interest. A legislative branch that wasn’t completely blinded by partisanship would believe that they owe it to the American people ensure that the president is not entangled in financial conflicts of interest.
The Republican Party has no interest in exploring the potential damage that Trump’s conflicts could cause, which is why it will be up to all Americans who are worried about Trump’s conflicts of interest and lack of transparency to stand up and demand an investigation.
It’s not only Democrats who are demanding an investigation. The resistance is spreading, as Americans of all stripes want Congress to do their jobs and investigate Donald Trump.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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