Washington, DC – On Friday, Democrats in Congress called for new investigations into the ouster of a State Department watchdog. The Trump administration recently replaced Inspector General Steve Linick. Linick had been appointed by the Obama administration and is just one of several watchdogs replaced as part of the administration’s plans.
Democrats have called for an investigation because they believe that Linick was fired due to a probe into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) led the charge in calls for the inquiry, saying Trump was attempting to shield Pompeo. Others joined in to support the requests.
If Inspector General Linick was fired because he was conducting an investigation of conduct by Secretary Pompeo, the Senate cannot let this stand.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee must get to bottom of what happened here.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 16, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi also spoke out on the move. She said this was a “dangerous pattern of retaliation against the patriotic public servants charged with conducting oversight on behalf of the American people.” She continued her comments with the following.
Inspector General Linick was punished for honorably performing his duty to protect the Constitution and our national security. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi
The calls by Democrats to investigate this is just another example of how they are more interested in attacking Trump than seeking the truth. In the last two weeks, multiple instances of lies and corruption are evident among Democrats. But these remain primarily ignored by Democrats and the media.
For example, Democrats are ignoring the repeated lies of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on the Russia collusion hoax. For three years, we heard repeated claims of the existence of evidence. But the party of transparency has no desire to be transparent now.
It’s interesting to note that Adam Schiff is one of the Democrats attacking Trump for corruption here. The man has no integrity. But the Democrats are doing nothing to hold him accountable.
Where is the investigation into Adam Schiff? He knowingly spread lies for three years about President Trump, but that is not an issue for these Democrats. It’s a double standard that must be called out.
The double standard isn’t surprising, however. The double standard of Democrats has been on display for quite some time. Not only are they amid a double standard in regards to this, but they also have one with their presumptive nominee.
The hypocrisy of the left is on full display as they continue to ignore the deceit and lies in front of them. The left and the media are completely ignoring their responsibility.
The left ignores their responsibility to hold their party accountable. They continue to refuse to be transparent. The party of transparency has no transparency on its own.
The media fails to investigate the left and the corruption. They are content in spreading left-wing propaganda without any accountability. As I said before, the hate of President Trump is on full display among both sides.
Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany called out the media for their lack of curiosity in the Flynn case. She referred to the lies of Schiff and others and said the media is failing to do their job.
While the mainstream media gets called out, they continue to refuse to look into this. They are trying to get McEnany to say anything to help them push the anti-Trump narrative. The media and the Democrats have failed Americans. It’s a double standard that cannot be ignored.