Friday, March 31, 2017

Congresswoman Dither

Rep. Stefanik excels above all of her colleagues in the ability to not take a stand on anything. It's of a piece with not holding town halls. Tell us Elise, how do you feel about Trump pushing for the digging of coal at Jellystone Park?

Stefanik “believes solutions need to be worked through Congress and not done by executive rule,” said Tom Flanagin, the congresswoman’s spokesman, in an email Tuesday.

However, she is not, at this point, taking a definitive stance on the Trump’s executive order.

That is a bold statement. How does she feel about Chairman Nunes working directly out of the WH?

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, would not say on Wednesday whether House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should recuse himself from the committee’s investigation of Russia’s potential involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“Chairman Nunes serves at the pleasure of the Speaker of the House,” Tom Flanagin, the congresswoman’s spokesman, said in a response to a Post-Star request to interview Stefanik by telephone regarding whether Nunes should recuse himself from the investigation.

Stefanik is a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Whatever she's getting paid to be a rep, it's too much.

“Congresswoman Stefanik will continue to work with her colleagues on the Intelligence Committee — including the chairman and the (Democratic) ranking member — in their oversight role to conduct a bipartisan investigation and follow the facts wherever they lead,” Flanagin said in an email.

Flanagin did not respond to a follow-up request about whether Stefanik specifically agrees with Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., a committee member, who has called for Nunes to recuse himself, and whether she agrees with U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who have called for an independent investigation.

First, the House Intel Committee is doing nothing to investigate. Nunes is skulking around the WH getting intel from staffers to give to the press. Warner and Burr pretty much literally called bullshit on the idea that the House is doing anything to investigate Trump. Secondly, of course Elise isn't going to provide a comment. She got 63% last November. She's a lock in the district. Hope she keeps thinking that.  

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