‘Are You Freaking Kidding Me?’: GOP Rep Lashes Out After Dems Accuse Republicans Of Not Doing Anything On Immigration

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Republicans are to blame for failing to pass legislation that would help fix the immigration crisis currently happening at the southern border.

His comments came during a House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week where Republican committee member Debbie Lesko lashed out: “Are you freaking kidding me?”

“Mr. Chairman and members, I am absolutely disgusted by the obsession that is going on here of trying to undermine the president of the United States,” the Arizona Republican said.

“And then to hear that we’re not—that Republicans aren’t doing anything about immigration. Are you freaking kidding me? We have immigration bill after immigration bill that members have submitted that are in front of this committee that have not even been heard that could help solve this problem,” she continued.

“And I’m really irritated that next week we’re going to be questioning [former special counsel] Robert Mueller and I don’t even get a chance to question him,” Lesko added. “This is just plain wrong. I’ve been elected just like anybody else here and for the leadership of this committee to decide there’s only time for certain members to be questioning him—even on your side of the aisle—is just plain wrong.”


The Republican congresswoman also took to Twitter to ridicule the “hypocrisy” in the House Judiciary Committee, saying Democrats on the committee and in the House chamber “refuse to hear any Republican bills that will help solve the border crisis.”

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Regarding Mueller’s testimony, Politico reports, “The House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 crucial witnesses as part of House Democrats’ ongoing investigations targeting President Donald Trump.”


On a party-line vote, the committee empowered Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to issue subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials who were central figures in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.

The subpoena list also includes Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, in addition to some of Mueller’s key witnesses: former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter.

Here’s more, also from Politico:

The barrage of subpoena authorizations represents a major expansion of the committee’s Trump-focused investigation, casting a wider net from obstruction of justice to hush-money payments. The committee has faced repeated resistance from the White House as it investigates obstruction of justice allegations against the president.

A majority of the committee’s Democrats already favor launching formal impeachment proceedings against the president, and the number is likely to grow after Mueller testifies next week before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees.