The culmination of the Mueller investigation has caused a rift with lawmakers.
Some Democrats like 2020 Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard are calling for Democrats to accept the conclusion that there was no collusion and to focus on rebuilding. Others maintain that there was collusion, and they are questioning the findings of the report.
In turn, many have shared their thoughts on the matter, and Florida Rep. Michael Waltz is joining the conversation.
In an interview with CNN’s New Day with John Berman, the freshman Congressman shared his thoughts on the Mueller report findings, and he commented on how lawmakers should move forward.
Commenting on the report, Waltz highlighted that Americans should be relieved at the conclusion of the report because it uncovered that there was no collusion with a foreign threat. He called it “a win for democracy.”
The Congressman also noted that “there was so much hand-wringing and breathless reporting on a dictatorship and would rule of law prevail. And I think it has prevailed.”
So, “we can’t take for granted that this doesn’t happen all over the world.” He asserted that its rare to see “a head of state… hit with very, very serious allegations, bordering on treason” and to “have another part of our government do a full investigation.” Taking into account the conclusion of the investigation, he called on lawmakers to “accept the findings of those investigations.”
Moving forward, Waltz expressed that he sees two problems.
He described that “our democracy and the heart of our democracy, our electoral system, is absolutely under assault – not just by the Russians but by other state actors such as the Chinese as well.”
Waltz explained that they are acting in two ways, which include “a misinformation campaign where through social media and other mechanisms” they are trying to “foment discord in our democracy.” The second problem is that “there’s a government-funded, government-directed hacking campaign to expose misleading and… embarrassing information on the part of different candidates.”
So, how should lawmakers respond to the issues at hand? Waltz says that “Democrats need to decide.”
Elaborating, he questioned if they are “going to spend the next few years tearing down this President or are we going to spend it governing?”