Proving that party politics are more important than protecting our democracy from foreign attacks, Republicans in Congress are now indicating that they will not allow the Russia investigation to continue much longer.
According to a new report from The Hill, many “restless” GOP lawmakers are “ready to close the books” on the probe.
“I think this investigation has gone excruciating slow,” GOP Congressman Chris Stewart of Utah said, according to the report. “We’ve been doing this for more than a year.”
He added: “I have no interest in prolonging this one second longer than it needs to.”
Clearly, the Republican goal is not to get to the bottom of whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the election. Instead, they hope to end it as quickly as possible, with or without knowing the full truth.
Meanwhile, when it came to the nonscandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email and the attacks in Benghazi, these same Republicans were eager to hold endless hearings and drag it out as long as possible so long as it hurt the Democratic nominee.
Not to mention that this week, in an effort to divert attention away from Trump’s collapsing presidency, Republicans announced an investigation targeting – you guessed it – Hillary Clinton for the 2010 sale of uranian to a Russian company.
This despite the fact that approval of the Uranium One deal was not up to Clinton, and the repeated claims that she sold uranian to Russia in exchange for Clinton Foundation donations have been debunked.
Luckily, while Republicans play political games and threaten to close the probe before it’s completed, Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign during last year’s election continues to rage on, unfazed by Trump and Republican attempts to derail it.
And no matter how long it takes, the American people have made it clear that they want – and deserve – the truth.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.