House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that there are “politics being played” in the Russia allegations and that he is not going to “micromanage or armchair quarterback” the FBI or Senate investigation.
“Remember, there’s an investigation at the FBI, there’s an investigation in the House, and there’s an investigation in the Senate, so there’s three investigations going on. I’m not going to micromanage or armchair quarterback investigations,” Ryan told reporters.
“But the point is this: we can’t deal with speculation and innuendo, and there’s clearly a lot of politics being played,” Ryan continued.
“Our job is to get the facts and be sober about doing that,” he concluded.
While Ryan said he is unwilling to act in response to reports Trump asked Comey to end the Flynn investigation, other Republicans seemed more offensive. (RELATED: House Republicans Concerned By Reports Trump Asked Comey To Halt Flynn Investigation)
“I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but I’d be remiss if I said, from what I’m hearing … for me to say I’m not concerned a little bit about it would be a little disingenuous on my part,” Mark Walker said.
Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo called testimony from James Comey an “absolute necessity.”