Democratic leader Jerry Nadler is absolutely furious.
Nadler, along with a gaggle of congressional democrats, are in the midst of a tumultuous tiff with the White House over the content of the Mueller report on Russian interference into the 2016 election. Today, that fight turned a bit uglier as the executive branch issued a letter stating that the Trump administration will not comply with any of Nadler and Co.’s requests for information, calling those actions a “do-over” of the original Mueller investigation.
This has led Congressman Nadler to issue a fiery and hyperbolic bit of political escalation.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his committee has “no choice” but to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress Wednesday because the president must not be permitted “to operate a lawless administration and become a king.”take our poll - story continues below
“You cannot have a government in which the president can conceal all information about his own wrongdoing and about anything else,’’ Nadler told CNN Wednesday. “He wants to make himself a king and Congress cannot permit that.”
While there is certainly a conflict between two coequal branches of government occurring, Nadler’s “king” comment is not what a nation on the verge of total incivility needs right now.
Nadler also told called the entire debacle “preposterous” during a brief and livid interview with CNN.
"This is the White House claiming that the President is a king. … No president, no person in the United States is above the law," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler responds to the White House rejecting his request for documents https://t.co/ec2onkAmDP pic.twitter.com/jQrttxgNNl
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 15, 2019
Now only time will tell if the already hysterical “resistance” will hear these statements as merely what they are, or if they will imbue some hidden dog whistle to them.
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