Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is letting loose on congressional Democrats for allegedly “suffering from Trump derangement syndrome” as he calls for the special counsel’s report to be put to rest.
In a Fox News exclusive interview aired late Tuesday, the Republican leader swiped back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “outrageous assertion” when she called Attorney General William Barr a “liar.”
As IJR Blue reported, Pelosi claimed Barr lied to Congress last month.
She said on May 2: “What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime.”
“I think we ought to put it to rest,” McConnell responded about Robert Mueller’s report.
In response to Pelosi, the GOP Senator slammed it as an “outrageous assertion.”
“To call a public servant like the attorney general a liar is completely over the top,” McConnell said. “These people are somewhat suffering from Trump derangement syndrome.”
“They can’t accept the fact that the president won the election. The investigation is over. Why don’t we turn our attention to trying to see what we can figure out what we can do together for the American people and not squander any more time?”
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During Tuesday’s Senate floor, McConnell declared Mueller’s 22-month-long investigation a “case closed,” in his prepared remarks, as IJR News reported. “[…] This investigation went on for two years. It’s finally over.”
Mueller’s report didn’t conclude collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. However, it did not entirely exonerate the president on obstruction of justice — but Barr did not charge President Donald Trump on obstruction.
See his comments below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
The attorney general continues to come under fire by congressional Democrats as they are looking to hold a vote on Thursday to hold Barr in contempt of Congress.