We’re very early on into the administration of Barack Obama’s successor, so I’m still trying to figure out how, exactly, most congressional Republicans are going to deal with Donald Trump.
Well, if Wednesday’s move by infamous anti-Clinton Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is any indication of things to come, then the next four years might be an even bigger circus than most of us could have imagined.
After Trump declared his intent to open an “investigation” into
his ego’s inability to deal with the fact that Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes than he did his ridiculous conspiracy that he only lost the popular vote because “3-5 million people voted illegally,” Chaffetz essentially said he wasn’t going to waste his time on that nonsense.
“On the voter fraud issue that really happens at the county level. I don’t see any evidence, but the President has 100,000 people at the Department of Justice that if he wants to do an investigation, have at it. I just don’t see any evidence of it,” Chaffetz said.
When he was asked if he believed doing so would be a waste of taxpayer dollars, Chaffetz replied, “That’s why I’m saying the Oversight Committee is not planning to do anything with it.”
While I would like to commend Chaffetz, claiming that he doesn’t want to waste the taxpayer’s money on pointless “investigations” is rather hilarious considering the:
- Millions that Republicans wasted on pointless votes to repeal Obamacare which they knew stood no chance of succeeding.
- Nearly four years worth of pointless Benghazi “investigations” that were nothing more than a political stunt to slander Hillary Clinton.
- Pledge that, had she won, he supported spending years investigating the private email server she used — the same one for which the FBI had already cleared her of any wrongdoing.
So, spare me this fake concern about not wanting to waste taxpayer dollars on meaningless investigations. This is about Chaffetz (and other Republicans) realizing that conducting this “investigation” wouldn’t accomplish anything more than making them all look like fools.
That being said, this does show that even some of the more partisan/radical Republicans in Congress realize Trump’s full of crap. This wasn’t Chaffetz saying he’d look into possibly launching an investigation, or even saying he had no comment until he spoke with Trump further, this was him essentially saying that many Republicans know Trump’s either completely delusional or that he’s trying to abuse his power to feed his own ego.
Either way, this was a definitive stance from a leading, staunch anti-Clinton Republican who emphatically said that Congress will not be entertaining Donald Trump’s insane conspiracy about “millions of illegal votes” costing him the popular vote win over Hillary Clinton.
Now we have to wait and see if Trump will order the Department of Justice to look into this. A move that would not only completely embarrass the party, but it could very well drive a huge wedge between congressional Republicans and the White House.
Trump is clearly desperate for people to believe that he only lost by 3 million votes to Hillary Clinton because of illegal voting rather than the fact that he’s the biggest loser in presidential history.
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