Schumer: Republicans Silence on Russia Is ‘Choosing Party Over Country’

On Sunday’s broadcast of on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Republicans silence over Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election “is choosing party over country.”

Schumer said, “What happened this week makes it all-important that we get a special prosecutor. A special prosecutor can look into these tapes, look into if they exist, can examine everything in an independent way. And I want to say one thing, Jake. The silence of my Republican colleagues is choosing party over country at a time where we can ill afford it.”

“Foreign manipulation of our elections, no matter who did it is a very, very serious issue,” he continued. “It damages people’s faith in our government. It is one of the things the founding fathers most, most warned about. So our Republicans should be stepping up to the plate and joining us in asking for a special prosecutor, where is the Howard Baker of 2017?”

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