NATION: Duncan on Clinton investigation
Duncan’s Statement on Clinton Corruption Investigation
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after three House committees announced new investigations into the Russian acquisition of uranium and the Department of Justice’s 2016 investigation of Secretary Clinton’s possible misconduct:
“Hillary Clinton’s gross negligence has brought us to yet another congressional inquiry into her illegal behavior while serving as Secretary of State. We must investigate the botched 2016 probe by Former FBI Director James Comey to the fullest extent to ensure the legitimacy of the rule of law is upheld. Further, the twisted love triangle between the Clinton Foundation, the Obama Administration, and Russia is another shocking example of the deeply rooted corruption that we are up against.
“I applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Chairman Gowdy, and Chairman Nunes for opening investigations into the alleged fraudulent and nefarious behavior of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the Obama Administration. The indisputable corruption of the Clinton family and their allies is slowly coming to light for the world to see, and I believe this is just the beginning.
"Justice must and will be served.”
Also e-mailed today by Duncan's office:
U.S. Rep. Duncan comes to President Trump's defense, calls for GOP to support his agenda
Kirk Brown, Anderson Independent Mail
Published 12:36 p.m. ET Oct. 25, 2017
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan took to Facebook on Wednesday to defend President Trump against recent criticism from three Republican senators.
Duncan's lengthy Facebook post cited "attacks" against Trump by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. On Tuesday, Corker accused Trump of "constant non-truth telling" and Flake bemoaned the "regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals" during a speech in which he announced that will not run for another Senate term.
"Parroting late night talk show hosts so you can become endeared by the Washington establishment doesn't make you some kind of hero, brave, or even a statesman," Duncan wrote in his post. "It means that you think you know better than the people who elected you, or have become susceptible to self promotion and flattery."
Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents a district that includes part of Greenville and all of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
"When I came to Washington, I said I wasn't going to drink the water up here. I had no interest in becoming part of the Swamp," Duncan wrote Wednesday. "I made it very clear that I was here to represent the people of South Carolina, not to make friends."
He said Flake "drank the water in Washington, and became part of the swamp in the process. He screwed up by abandoning the conservative principles that got him elected and now he wants to blame President Trump? Give me a break."
With the exception of voicing misgivings about a budget deal that Trump struck with Democrats that averted a government shutdown in September, Duncan has consistently expressed support for the Republican president.
Duncan stated that Trump has a "mandate from the people, and that means something to me."
"Imagine what we could accomplish as a country if Republicans in the House and Senate actually supported the President and his mandate? A more secure nation, a stronger military, tax reform, economic growth, and job creation," stated his post.
"Washington tends to have an aura of self-importance to it. The town is filled with big egos, and even bigger ambitions," Duncan wrote. "It's time to get the egos out of the way. It's time to support President Trump and his agenda for the people."
Anderson Democrat Mary Geren, who running against Duncan, said in a text message that she was "honestly shocked" that he "will stop at nothing to defend an administration that has been overrun by incompetence, corruption, cruel policies, and recklessness."
"Duncan criticizes his Republican colleagues in the Senate for what he claimed he would do once elected," she said. "They are standing up for all Americans and putting country before party."
Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina also weighed in on the recent criticism of Trump during an interview Tuesday night with Fox News.
"I'm not going to abandon Jeff Flake or Bob Corker. I love John McCain," Graham said.
But Graham also said he wants to help Trump "to fix the military, to cut taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare."
"I want this president to be successful because God knows we need change in this country," said Graham, who made an unsuccessful run for president in 2015. "Donald Trump beat us all with a simple message: Let's make America great again and drain the swamp. And a lot of us up here need to do a little soul searching as to why we're so unpopular."
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