Rep. Meeks: Russia Probe Not About Republican or Democrat; It’s About Our Democracy
MEEKS: "I wish I could say that I was shocked, but, you know, day after day after day there’s something new being revealed, and I think that — I’m glad that we now have an independent counsel that will be able to review all of these facts so that the American people will know what happened and who did. I think that the two intelligence committees should continue their work so that, again, we can be assured as the American public what took place and, when and I also think that as a result we need this independent commission as we had with the 9/11 commission, to look at all of this, because oftentimes the prosecutor, special prosecutor and the two intelligence committees, they work in private and secrecy, but an independent commission works in a public because the public has a right to know whether or not we have a president who has been compromised or not, and so we need those facts and we need the evidence so we know what we’re dealing with. Remember, we’re dealing with the president who, you know, refused to show his tax returns for the first time in over at least a decade, who has a number of associates all affiliated with Russia, as well as when every one of our intelligence agencies have said that Russia has interneared with our — our democracy. So it — it screams out for our democracies. No longer about Democrat or Republican. It’s about our democracy at this point."