During the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, about the FBI investigation of alleged Russian interference in the elections, one Democrat decided to ask a question that was in no way connected to the subject.
During the hearing that had a testimony from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez used his time to ask about President Trump’s sexual misconduct accusers.
“I’d like to ask you about sexual assault by the President of the United States of America,” Gutierrez started.
Gutierrez then continued into talk about the specifics of the accusation against Trump, explaining how he believes in the accusations and asked whether there is a crucial evidence for an investigation.
“Over the past few days, echoing previous allegations against the president in the past several years, at least 16 women have come forward to say that the President of the United States felt them up, kissed them without permission… and other unwanted sexual advances that are clear violations of the law.”
“Now, I believe the women and I generally give the women and their word a lot of weight, and when the him in question is Donald Trump, there should really be no further discussion because everybody — regardless of their political affiliations or partisanship — can clearly see, we have a man in the presidency who has a very difficult relationship with the truth,” Gutierrez proceeded.
“I think it’s important to get your opinion on whether there are grounds for a criminal investigation or an ethics investigation against the President of the United States of America,” he asked Rosenstein.
Rosenstein didn’t answer his question, only noted that “wouldn’t be appropriate” for him to talk on the matter.
“Congressman, I am happy to take any questions over the oversight of the Department of Justice. Regard to that matter, or any other allegation you think warrants investigation, I would invite you to submit the evidence and the Department will review it,” responded Rosenstein.
Gutierrez’s going off topic provided nothing important about the committee hearing, except that he wanted his time to be grandstand.
After being in Congress for 25 years, Gutierrez announced that the will not be seeking re-election in 2018, shocking the whole country. But many believe this is because the Democrat from Chicago is preparing for 2020 presidential run.
Just like many other Democrats, Gutierrez has attacked President Trump recently over the sexual misconduct accusations.
More than five Democrat senators, such as Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, have demanded Trump to resign because of the issue.
As the 2018 midterms are approaching, the Dems are hoping the exceptional amount of sexual assault accusations against many powerful men in politics and media will translate into a campaign attack against Republicans.
President Trump was faced with the same attack last year during his presidential campaign.
In an attempt to clear their names, Democrats on Capitol Hill are pressuring Sen. Al Franken, and Rep. John Conyers to resign over the sexual harassment allegations against them.
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