Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) on Saturday said that House Democrats must use their oversight power “in a focused and a responsible way” as they go forward with investigations involving President Trump, cautioning to not “overdo it.”
Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the remarks a day after special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his highly anticipated report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that has dominated much of Trump’s presidency.
“We have to be careful to use the resources and the abilities of the House majority in a focused and a responsible way,” Coons said on CNN’s “Smerconish.” “We need to focus on things that are relevant and matter to the average American.”
The senator said he agrees with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that Democrats need to be able to explain what they are investigating. Pelosi said earlier this week that impeaching Trump is “not worth it” without bipartisan support.
“I support Speaker Pelosi’s view that we ought to be able to explain what we’re investigating and why,” he said. “There are lots of issues that we’ve known over the last two years, whether it’s Trump’s taxes and the allegations of some impropriety there or it’s ways in which his decision 24making and policy is unpredictable or even inappropriate.”
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