While many have laid out elaborate explanations of why Mueller should testify, Hurd broke it down in much simpler terms for CNN host John Berman.
I do believe that this can settle things. We’re talking about a report, one dude’s opinion of a report written by another dude. Let’s have that dude that wrote the report come to Congress and talk about that and people get to ask him questions.
Hurd then argued that in order to identify “disinformation strategy and how to deal with it in the future,” Congress needs to hear Mueller’s testimony.
“You may be the first person who’s ever called Robert Mueller a dude,” Berman responded, in a joking manner.
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Republican Rep. Will Hurd says special counsel Robert Mueller should testify before Congress: “Let's have that dude that wrote the report come to Congress and talk about that” pic.twitter.com/7hdRJNVOEc
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Hurd went on to explain a recently made bipartisan subpoena from House Intelligence Committee demanding “counter-intelligence information that was gleaned as part of the special counsel’s investigation.”
Asked of his thoughts on potential defiance from the Department of Justice, Hurd stopped short of suggesting potential contempt charges for the DOJ, praising the “bipartisan support on trying to get to uncover this information.”
“A part of this is to get a better understanding of what the Russians were trying to do in our elections so that we can prepare for it in the future,” Hurd affirmed.
He also explained that the necessity of this is so “that we can make sure that our intelligence services are doing what they need, in order to collect information to prevent this from happening in the future.”
Hurd is not the only Republican lawmaker to come forward in support of Mueller’s testimony, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made a complete 180 shift from deeming the special counsel’s investigation as “over” to inviting Mueller last week, to testify “regarding any misrepresentation by the Attorney General.”