For months Congressman Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has studiously ignored a series of letters from committee Democrats asking him to schedule hearings on President Trump’s financial conflicts of interests, on the firing of former FBI director James Comey and on the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Goodlatte hasn’t given the Democrats even the courtesy of a single reply to their letters.
In the wake of the awful events in Charlottesville last weekend, will he find it similarly convenient to ignore a letter from Darrell Issa, a Republican member of the committee?
As members of the committee of jurisdiction on issues related to civil rights and democracy, we too have a unique duty to examine the impact recent displays of hatred from white supremacist groups have on civil rights in America. Therefore, I write today to call for the full Committee to hold a hearing on this topic when we return in September.