The comments made by California Rep. Devin Nunes provide proof that the Republican Party is corrupt and Nunes is a traitor to his country. And they also may prove something else that is even more shocking and important: that Donald Trump is doomed and is going down because of the Mueller investigation.
At a closed-door fundraiser for a Republican colleague Nunes said that Mueller’s Russia investigation is directly tied to the midterm elections this fall. In comments captured in an audio recording aired Wednesday by “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Nunes explained very clearly his rationale for keeping the GOP majority in Congress.
“If Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones, which is really the danger,” Nunes said at an event for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington.
“I mean, we have to keep all these seats,” Nunes added. “We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.”
Nunes made clear that he believes congressional Republicans are the last line of defense for the president against fallout from the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling.
Well, we know for sure that “Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president.” Therefore, based on what Nunes said, it looks like Trump is doomed.
According to Nunes the GOP must stay in charge of the House of Representatives to prevent Trump from being indicted and/or impeached. But it doesn’t seem likely that the GOP will keep its majority after the November elections. Everybody is expecting a Blue Wave to sweep Republicans out of power this fall.
In other words, Devin Nunes knows that Donald Trump is going down, and he just provided the evidence to the entire world through the leaked tape.
His shocking comments also led to calls for him to resign:
“Under our Constitution, the duty of Congress is not to clear the President. The duty of Congress is to be a check and balance on the Executive Branch, and to pursue the facts wherever they may lead.
Devin Nunes should resign for perverting the oath he took.”
Under our Constitution, the duty of Congress is not to clear the President. The duty of Congress is to be a check and balance on the Executive Branch, and to pursue the facts wherever they may lead.
Devin Nunes should resign for perverting the oath he took. https://t.co/ugc7CBgG39
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 9, 2018
Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin also pointed out that the tape is very “embarrassing” for the GOP. She said that it’s time to get rid of the Republican Party.
“It’s like all these Republicans went to the same bad law school and they never picked up the constitution and they know nothing about their laws because what they say is essentially nonsense,” Rubin said.
“These people look like stooges for having indulged a character like Devin Nunes. If there ever was a better reason to get rid of Paul Ryan’s party, it’s this,” Rubin said. “They exercise no responsibility, it is always about the party, always about protecting the president, never about doing their constitutional obligation.”
“These people really are irredeemable,” she added.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.