Congressman Denny Heck is quickly becoming one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. He hails from Washington State but has often reflected the sentiments of millions of Americans across the country during the opening days of Trump’s tenure. In fact, early on in the investigation, Heck, during House hearings on Russian interference in 2016’s election gave some brilliant offerings on why the hearings mattered and why every American should be concerned.
Heck isn’t the highest profile member of Congress, but today he stepped forward to speak to MSNBC’s Katy Tur about where things should go from where they are today and dispell some myths about who does what and the goals of these investigations.
But before that, Heck showed that he isn’t all business and offered some “grade-A snark” about Trump and fulfilling his campaign promises. More specifically, he feigned praise for what he called the “Attorney Full Employment Act.”
“Mike Pence hired a lawyer, everybody else has hired a lawyer — Former Director Mueller has hired 13 lawyers. He (Trump) promised during the campaign to create jobs and he has! This is the “Attorney Full Employment Act.”
Check it out below:
On a more serious note, Heck spoke about the need for an independent commission. Tur asked if that would just gum up the works even more. Heck pointed out that a commission’s job would be separate from the special counsel’s investigation. The counsel’s “only conceivable work product” would be an indictment. That has nothing to do with us, as Americans, doing everything we can to sure-up our own processes and systems to prevent such an infiltration in the future. Furthermore, the commission would replace both the House and Senate’s efforts and actually consolidate the investigations.
It is refreshing to see someone in government as concerned with our future as some are with either nailing or exonerating Trump. All that and a sense of humor too. Three cheers for Congressman Denny Heck.
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