I just watched the MSNBC program Kasie DC in which the host, Kasie Hunt, interviewed Republican politician Rob Woodall. After Woodall defended Trump and dismissed the Mueller Report, Hunt asked him whether he had read the report. He replied that he had not. He had not even read a report that identified ten instances of potential attempts to obstruct justice. And yet, he was defending the position that Congress ought not to investigate any further.
This is extraordinary, a craven example of political partisanship and an abdication of one’s public duty as a representative of one’s constituents.
Let’s put it like this. Imagine that the board of a corporation hires a forensic accountant to investigate the actions of the CFO. The accountant submits his report in which he identifies ten apparent cases of financial misconduct on the part of the CFO. And now imagine that in response, some members of the board decline to read the accountant’s report even as they continue to defend the CFO and his continued role in the corporation.
If I were an investor in that company, I would be outraged by such irresponsible conduct. American voters are the investors. One can only hope that their outrage catches up with the egregious nature of political misconduct that is on full display.