“Former FBI Director Comey testified that neither the president nor his aides asked him to stop the Russia probe or to drop the Flynn probe and that there was no obstruction of justice,” Reed said. “We are pleased investigations are moving forward and confident in the process; however, they must not obstruct the progress of governing in Washington. Congress must remain focused on serving the American people by moving important healthcare and tax reform legislation forward.”–Rep. Tom Reed, Thursday, June 8, 2017 (CNYCentral.com)
Rep. Reed is pretending to be a Federal Judge, again.
- Reed had said many times that the New York State SAFE Act is/was unconstitutional, since it opposes the Second Amendment
- He believed that the Affordable Care Act is/was unconstitutional for many reasons.
- He pronounced that Governor Cuomo’s hydrofracting ban is counter to “property owners’ Constitutional rights as granted by the Fifth Amendment.”
Now he feels that he is worthy to decide what constitutes an “obstruction of justice” after hearing one person’s testimony in a Senate hearing (and reading the GOP talking points). Did he forget that the Special Prosecutor is still conducting the Russian influence on the 2016 elections?
Odd, since at his Town Hall meetings last week-end he said:
“I’ve always supported the investigations on the House and Senate Intelligent Committees. I support the call for the Special Prosecutor. Why I support those investigations is that as the evidence is uncovered, if and when it requires additional steps, we support those steps. I respect the constitution, the freedoms and the privacy the constitution emboldens across American. We make sure the investigations are driven by the facts and the evidence. I am very confident that they will get to the bottom of anything that is out there.” (Personal tape of the Geneva Town Hall Meeting, June 3, 2017)
I agree with Rep. Reed that “Congress must remain focused on serving the American people…” Instead of ruiniung our the health care system, and passing tax reform that will transfer money from the poor to the rich, Congress needs to work on a budget and deal with a debt-limit that they kicked down the road to September.
The GOP was great at getting nothing done during the Obama years, but one would think that since they have both Chambers of Congress, and a President (In Name Only–PINO) they could “remain focus on serving the American people.”