Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana threw his support behind the GOP effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Fox News Thursday.
Scalise praised the efforts of Republican Reps. Devin Nunes of California, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina for trying to uncover intelligence abuses and urged Congress to do whatever is necessary to find the truth — including impeaching Rosenstein. (RELATED: GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Says He Won’t Run Against Kevin McCarthy For Speaker Of The House)
“If you look at what Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes have been doing, they’ve been fighting to get more information from the Justice Department,” Scalise said on “America’s Newsroom.” “Frankly, it is mind-boggling that Justice won’t comply. They ought to want to work with us to root out the bad apples, and if putting impeachment on the table as one more tool gets them to finally comply with the subpoenas from Congress, we need to make sure that they do their job and they comply and they show the American people exactly what’s going on.”
“People want to know. What is going to root out the bad apples at the FBI? What are they doing to hold people accountable for what happened in this investigation that we’ve exposed?” he continued. “Let’s get that information. All they need to do is turn over the documents and everything will be fine.”
Scalise said he would vote to impeach Rosenstein because he failed to do his job as deputy attorney general and refused to comply with Congress after repeated reasonable requests.
“I would [vote to impeach]. Right now Rosenstein has not done his job in complying with Congress,” Scalise concluded.
“What we’re saying is ‘here is a tool that Congress still has. Go do your job and comply so we don’t have to get to this.’ It’s all up to him. If Rosenstein wants to comply and turn over the documents, we won’t have this conversation. But if he’s not going to do the job he’s required to do and comply with the subpoenas from Congress, there are other tools that we have two use.”
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