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?
Bob should resign
Trump must go now. Firing everyone who is investigating is obstruction of justice. Money laundering, sexual assault, coluding with Putin to interfere with our election and sharing classified documents is criminal. Rep Goodlatte by doing nothing when it is his sworn duty to do so is also criminal. It is incomprehensible that he could still have unwaivering support for the lunatic we elected.
Goodlatte is doing nothing and saying nothing despite his responsibility as Chair of the Judiciary Committee. At this point, that looks like aiding the President’s collusion. History will not be kind.
YES!!!! Republicans who say Democrats are hypocrites for not getting this up in arms about Hillary’s emails are suddenly so quiet about this actual security threatening event.
Maybe he took a pledge of loyalty when he met with the President earlier this Spring.