Is this what has become of the republican party of Abraham Lincoln, the party which has a long history of being the stalwart defender of US national security interests?
It is the consensus even among US House republican legislators that the US national interests was compromised as Russia successfully executed a well planned strategy to meddle with the 2016 US presidential elections process to the detriment of the democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
And the FBI and the NSA directors have recently announced (3/20/17) that these US investigative bodies are checking into the possibility that there had been coordination between our republican President Donald Trump’s surrogates and Russian officials to effect Russia’s influence over US politics.
But despite all of these attacks on our US sovereignty, there is only one republican in the US House who has come forward to push for an Independent Commission to competently look into this case and to call for the recusal of the chair of the US House’s Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) who has gone out of his way during the week of 3/27/17) to compromise the integrity of its inquiries.
It is important to note that on 3/24/17, the Quinnipiac published its poll results showing that 66% of the American peoples are in favor of an Independent Commission to investigate President Trump’s Russian saga. It is the US House republican representatives who have been blocking this possibility and instead, they have formed an unholy alliance with the president to push forward tax reform and other legislative items on their wish list.
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On 3/28/17, Scott Wong of The Hill penned the following article, “First GOP lawmaker calls for Nunes to recuse himself.”