October 30, 2017
Dave Min (CA-45) calls on Congress to appoint Independent Counsel,
End Blind Partisanship
IRVINE – Democratic Congressional Candidate Dave Min (CA-45) released the following statement on the Manafort and Gates charges:
“It is disturbing to see that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, key members of the Trump campaign team, were charged with conspiracy against the United States, among other counts. These indictments, which were approved by an independent grand jury and sought by Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a prosecutor that even Newt Gingrich described as a ‘superb choice’ with ‘impeccable… honesty and integrity,’ should deeply concern every patriotic American.
“Given the gravity of these charges and the wide array of news reports that Trump and his campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to help illegally influence the 2016 election, it is long past time that Congress appoint its own independent counsel, one that does not serve at the pleasure of the President. I am beyond disappointed that so many members of Congress have chosen to prioritize their party over the good of the country. This includes my opponent, Rep. Mimi Walters, who has to date refused to comment on the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia and just last week said that she ‘fully supports’ Trump and stated ‘it is very important that Republicans back the President… He’s the president of our party. He stands for what we stand for.’
“This type of blind partisanship has no place in our country, not when the very foundations of our democracy may be at stake. I call on Congress to appoint an independent counsel with wide-reaching authority and true independence to investigate allegations of Trump ties to the Kremlin. The American people deserve no less.”