While President Trump was unveiling his updated plan to curb illegal immigration, House Democrats were reading, and reading, and reading. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler led colleagues in reciting the 400-page Robert Mueller report out loud - in its entirety.
House Judiciary Committee Vice Chairwoman Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) explained to the Washington Post why she and her colleagues felt called to the task.
“The Mueller report was a mandate from the Department of Justice that there be an investigation into these very troubling aspects about what was happening in our government,” Scanlon said. “So you know, it may be inconvenient, it may be time-consuming, but it’s what we have to do.”
So, they were there until late at night. Those poor staffers.
Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) reading the Mueller Rpt out loud in the Rules Cmte hrng room. Expected to finish after 1 am et pic.twitter.com/TolOGPBJI1— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 16, 2019
Presumably, they read aloud the parts where the special counsel concluded that President Trump did not collude with Russia in 2016?
Republicans aware of the Democrats' read along rolled their eyes and called it a charade.
House leadership proves yet again they won’t govern. Today:— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 16, 2019
- A public reading of a publicly available document, the Mueller report
- Poison pill amendments added to an otherwise bipartisan bill that’d decrease drug prices
Pure messaging instead of working towards solutions. https://t.co/0ocMALJ6Kd
While President Trump unveiled a new immigration plan in the Rose Garden, working on Making America Great Again...— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) May 16, 2019
Democrats are taking 15 hours to read the Mueller report aloud publicly. Even though it's online for any American to read.
I think their PR stunt is backfiring. https://t.co/R8VXgLvtkJ
If you missed a minute of the read, don't worry. Rep. Scanlon told the WaPo that the recording of it would be made into an audiobook.