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GOP leaders blast Dems for refusing to schedule IG testimony after Comey report

Jerry Nadler

Republican congressional leaders chastised House Judiciary Committee Democrats yesterday for allegedly refusing to call Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to testify after he released a bombshell report describing how former FBI Director James Comey violated agency rules in his handling of sensitive information.

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both accused Democrats of snubbing a witness they claim could provide information that undermines efforts to impeach President Trump.

“The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will not bring him in to testify,” Cheney said at a press conference. “They refuse to do that, and we think that that just fundamentally shows you their lack of substantive concern for issues that really should matter when the director of the FBI conducts himself that way because they’re too focused on political attacks on the president.”

McCarthy echoed Cheney, pointedly criticizing Chairman Jerrold Nadler who is moving this week to hold a vote formalizing procedures for an impeachment investigation.

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