White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement that was nothing more than a fit over the launch of a comprehensive investigation into Trump.
Sarah Sanders said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, “Today, Chairman Nadler opened up a disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations already investigated by the Special Counsel and committees in both Chambers of Congress. Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling. Their intimidation and abuse of American citizens is shameful. Democrats are harassing the President to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country, killing babies after they’re born, and pushing a ‘green new deal’ that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America. The American people deserve a Congress that works with the President to address serious issues like immigration, healthcare, and infrastructure. The Democrats are more interested in pathetic political games and catering to a radical, leftist base than on producing results for our citizens. The Democrats are not after the truth, they are after the President.”
Sarah Sanders melted down over this investigation
We got all of the White House‘s greatest hits in this statement. The false claim that collusion is unraveling. A sidetrack about socialism and baby killing was included along with a complaint about “presidential harassment,” which isn’t even a real thing. It is something that Trump made up because he doesn’t understand and has no respect for the duty of congressional oversight.
The White House responded to this investigation with a shameful tirade that was a flailing plea to keep Trump‘s shrinking base with him. There was no defense in Sanders’ statement. All the Press Secretary could offer was partisan attacks, false statements, and whining.
Trump and his team are coming unglued at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Mr. Easley 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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