Sen. Strange: Media Is 'Hyperventilating' Over Comey Memo
On "Happening Now" today, Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) said the media is "hyperventilating" over a memo by former FBI Director James Comey that revealed President Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
He said many in the press are "getting ahead of the facts" on this story, and they are showing they are inclined to listen to rumors and leaks, instead of waiting for the actual information to come out.
Strange said he and his colleagues in the Senate should let the various investigations into Flynn proceed, while they focus on implementing Trump's agenda.
"I'm hoping we can turn our attention to that, while our law enforcement officials, our bipartisan committee here in the Senate and intelligence committee does [their] work," Strange said.
"In the meantime, the people that I hear from really want real-world problems affecting them addressed," he continued, specifically pointing to repealing and replacing ObamaCare, fixing the tax code, easing regulations and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
He said one piece of legislation he's focusing on is a bill that would halt some federal funds from going to sanctuary cities.
"It's kind of outrageous for me to learn that there are sanctuary jurisdictions in this country who are preventing their own citizens and companies from bidding on building the border wall," Strange said.
He said it seems un-American that cities and counties would prevent someone from bidding on the wall that the American people elected Trump to build.
"If you're not willing to follow the law and allow the wall to be built, or you're willing to penalize your own businesses in your jurisdictions, you can have your transportation infrastructure funds shifted over to another jurisdiction that is following the law and cooperating with our federal officials," Strange said.
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