Republicans Erupt In Civil War After Trump Jr. Gets Subpoenaed

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Published on 13 May 2019, 16:00
Republican lawmakers are turning on one another over the fact that Republican Senator Richard Burr issued subpoena for Donald Trump, Jr. Burr is in the right on this issue and he’s wants answers, while other Republicans would rather bury their heads in the sand and pretend that the Trump family can do no wrong. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and how it could come back to harm these angry Republicans.
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*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

So there's been a bit of a meltdown happening in the last few days within the actual Republican Party. And it's a meltdown that's almost in fact by some media outlets as being described as a civil war. And what this civil war has erupted over is the fact that Republican Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. because he believes that Trump Jr. lied during his 2017 testimony about the Trump tower Moscow talks. So again, uh, Richard Burr, Republican chair of this committee issues the subpoena and suddenly all the other Republicans in the Senate and some in the house start freaking out. How dare you go against the Trump family like this? The Mueller report said, it's over. None of this is relevant. This doesn't matter. We'll see guys. Here's the thing. Um, if he lied to Congress than it doesn't actually matter what's in the Mueller report whatsoever because that's not what this is about.
But you guys want to make everything about the Mueller report because for some reason you think it totally exonerates the president, which in fact it does not. It, it implicates them in multiple different, uh, things, including at least what 10 counts of obstruction of justice. So yeah, that's not an exonerating document, but feel free to keep bringing it up every opportunity you get because that's not working very well for you. So who are these Republicans who are so pissed off with Richard Burr? Well, first of all, you have Thom Tillis. Uh, the other Republican from South Carolina who is not happy that Richard Burr has done this. Um, you have, uh, John Cornyn from Texas. Uh, he said he understands the younger Trump's frustration with all of this. You have ran Paul who tweeted out that bird didn't get the memo that the Mueller case was closed.
Ted Cruz tweeted out that there's no need for another subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. It's time to move on and focus on issues Americans care about, which is actually funny coming from a guy like Ted Cruz who spent years in the Senate not caring about the issues that Americans care about. But if you've noticed, and I know this is a bit of an aside here, Republicans have been saying that a lot recently. You've had Matt Gaetz From My district here in Florida say it like Democrats are so obsessed with investigating Trump. We should all be focusing on issues in legislating guys. You've had plenty of time to legislate and you're choosing not to. You've chosen not to, some of you for decades, those who've been there that long. We want action on climate change. We want Medicare for All. We want gun control, we want debt free college. We want to increase the minimum wage. You guys are just choosing to not do any of that because you basically all suck at your jobs.

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