U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) called out a leading Democrat as a “conspiracy theorist” over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Green called for the resignation U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Green made his remarks on “America’s Newsroom: on Fox News on Tuesday. The video is available here. (Green addresses the question around the 2:15 minute mark.)
“We have no evidence of collusion [between Trump and Moscow to throw the 2016 election]. In fact, the only collusion has been between the liberal media and the DNC to throw the 2020 election.”
“We don’t need a conspiracy theorist running our House Intel Committee.”
Green’s statement was made in light of Schiff questioning implying the Russians offered intel on Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump’s son showing interest, according to Fox News.
Schiff last week said his committee might subpoena Mueller to get a fuller understanding about the details of his report.
“If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee,” Schiff told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, noting also that the Judiciary Committee might summon Attorney General Bill Barr to answer questions as well.
The California Democrat’s comments came shortly after Mueller delivered Attorney General William Barr his report on Russia’s intervention into the U.S. election.
Green also told Fox Business Network’s “Trish Regan Primetime” that the Democrats have a clear agenda. The video is available here.
“Their goal is to take the president down,” Green said.
House Speaker U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) could pressure Schiff to step down from his post or even force him out “for the integrity of the committee and for the integrity of the House,” Green said.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.