Congressman Goodlatte was leading a Congressional delegation on a visit to the Balkans last week, and so may have not been up to speed on the fast-breaking developments back here in the US.
But since his return, Goodlatte has maintained a firm (and perhaps telling) silence about the news that President Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador, and the report that Trump urged then-FBI director James Comey to halt an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees the government’s law enforcement functions, Goodlatte should be taking a special interest in these matters. And maybe he is. But you wouldn’t know it from his website, his Facebook page, or his Twitter account— none of which even mentioned them as of Wednesday morning.
Chad Pergram, Congressional correspondent for Fox News, made an effort to get a reaction from Goodlatte. Here are the results:
Unfortunately Goodlatte seems unwilling to comment “on the cuff” and off the street too.
Congressman Goodlatte: President Trump’s disclosure of highly sensitive secret information to a hostile power like Russia is immensely worse than anything Hillary Clinton did on her private email server while secretary of state. And yet you were pleased to comment and demand answers endlessly about her alleged wrongdoing.
Why so quiet now?