Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. confer on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, during the committee’s confirmation hearing for CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Most Americans were outraged when O.J. Simpson was acquitted for the murder of his wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman. In that case, there was pretty solid evidence that Simpson was the killer, and the outrage was understandable. However, the law is the law and although most of us were unhappy with the verdict, we accepted it.
How much longer will President Trump and anyone associated with him continue to be prosecuted? What makes Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) decision to subpoena Trump Jr. all the more egregious is that he is ostensibly a Republican. And, unfortunately, he is also the current chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
North Carolinians are not pleased with his latest move and the criticism is growing. Wayne King, the deputy chief of staff to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and former vice chairman of the North Carolina GOP, spoke to Breitbart News on Saturday.
The people of North Carolina are very upset about this. They’re very upset about the attack on the president’s family and the attack on the president, and you can’t call it anything else but that…Sen. Burr’s not running again, and his seat will be up in 2022, so there’s not any electoral repercussions [for him], but certainly people are talking about it and they’re very upset about it. I think that’s the reason Sen. Tillis came out so strongly against it, because he knew that that is not supported in North Carolina.
I don’t understand that either. To subpoena a private citizen who’s already appeared before and testified some 25 hours is unbelievable to me. It’s a target to the president’s family. It’s a target to the president. And it’s a problem, it’s a problem in this state, it’s a problem nationally, and the truth of the matter is when Leader McConnell says that the investigation is over, it should be over. We obviously have the Mueller report, which obviously the president was vindicated in that report in my opinion, and now they want to circle back again? It’s unbelievable. We control the U.S. Senate–now we need to act like we control the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Mark Meadows echoed King’s sentiments in a tweet, adding “It’s over. Let it go.”
A second Republican congressman from the state, Rep. Mark Walker tweeted that “Dems are trying to tear down @DonaldTrump‘s presidency by any means they can. @DonaldTrumpJr has given 25+ hours of testimony and put up with enough crap. Can executive privilege extend to children? Maybe it should! GOP Sens shouldn’t aide this witch hunt on our President.”
And Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) weighed in as well, tweeting “Case closed! The Mueller Report has cleared @DonaldTrump and the dems are now making this all about politics. Let’s move on and get to work on the real issues facing America.
Dr. Greg Murphy, a congressional candidate in one of the state’s upcoming special elections tweeted yesterday that, “As I travel #NC03 as a candidate for Congress, conservatives of east NC share my outrage of @SenatorBurr joining forces with the anti-Trump #Resistance to go after @DonaldJTrumpJr, a private citizen, cleared by the Mueller report after testifying 20+ hours. Time to end this madness.”
Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle noted that no North Carolina Republicans were defending Burr. Some have not expressed their opinions publicly yet, but Boyle said:
With the Trump team very fired up about this and demanding lawmakers take a position–Trump, Jr.’s team especially is taking a “with us or against us, no middle ground” approach to this, sources close to him say–it is likely only a matter of time before the rest of the delegation in North Carolina comes out on this issue.
“Our red lines aren’t like Obama’s,” a source close to the first family told Breitbart News. “We actually enforce them.”
What will it take to extinguish the resistance from the left (and I include Sen. Burr in this category)?
The release of documents and…some indictments.