These are the wackiest things Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s new Trump investigation
When Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, it wasn’t hard to predict that an abundance of Trump-related investigations would be taking place in 2019—and on Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a major one and demanded documents from more than 80 people or entities directly or indirectly connected to President Donald Trump, his administration or his business interests. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to issue a blistering response, offering a big dose of red meat to Trump’s far-right base.
In her official statement, Sanders described the investigation as a “fishing expedition.” But that was the mild part. Sanders, who is the daughter of 2008/2016 GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, also described the investigation as an attempt to hide Democrats’ desire to kill babies, promote socialism and “bankrupt America.”
Sanders asserted, “Democrats are harassing the president to distract from their radical agenda of making America a socialist country, killing babies after they’re born, and pushing a ‘Green New Deal’ that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America. The American people deserve a Congress that works with the president to address serious issues like immigration, health care and infrastructure.”
The White House press secretary also claimed that Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is fearful that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation won’t reveal anything that’s damaging to the president.
“Chairman Nadler and his fellow Democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling,” Sanders insisted.
Although Sanders’ statement didn’t mention the 2020 presidential election specifically, her over-the-top rhetoric had all the elements of a Trump campaign speech—and she did everything she could to get Trump’s base riled up.
Statement on Chairman Nadler’s fishing expedition. https://t.co/tBsVzrtGYg— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany) 1551793051.0
The House Judiciary Committee has outlined some of the things it is looking for evidence of in its new investigation, including obstruction of justice, campaign finance violations and abuse of power. And the long list of people the Committee is requesting documents from ranges from key figures in the Trump Organization (including the president’s sons, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as his son-in-law, Jared Kushner) to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon.