On Wednesday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made a big demand for those involved in the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
While speaking with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about the “Trump/Russia issue,” Warren explained that she puts it “in a totally different category” than other political problems. According to her, “that’s the one that shouldn’t be partisan.”
Warren went on to tell Maddow that, no matter what party people belong to, they “should care whether or not Russia finagled our election or otherwise is calling any of the shots in Washington.”
After listing all the things that are known for sure at this point — that the intelligence community has said Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election, that the FBI is conducting an investigation into this interference, and that top Trump aides have been fired for having improper contacts with Russian officials — Warren said that, for her, there is plenty of information available to warrant an investigation. She also emphasized that that information should be enough for the rest of Congress as well.
‘All of us should want that. This is not about partisanship, this is about patriotism. We make sure that our leaders and our elections are worried about nothing but the American people. That’s our job.’
Warren went on to say that she wants to “turn the heat up” under the investigation.
‘We gotta turn the heat up under that. We’ve gotta make sure that we get that special prosecutor and that we get to the bottom of this. Holding hearings behind closed doors, I think that has already been demonstrated not to be very effective… We need it out in public, special prosecutor, completely independent special commission. That’s what I’m gonna push for, that’s what I think a lot of folks are starting to push for.’
Before Maddow redirected the discussion, Warren ended her call to action by asking Republicans why they don’t want an independent investigation into the allegations against Trump and his team.
‘Republicans in the House and Senate, why wouldn’t you want that? If you’re confident your guy is innocent, great. Make it independent, make it nonpartisan … Get a special prosecutor out there, get to the bottom of it, and everyone in America will know what the answer is.’
Warren has made it clear that she’s not going to back down on this issue. Trump should be very afraid.
Watch the discussion in the video below, via YouTube.
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.