Congressman Devin Nunes Monday described the level of distraction in Washington thanks to the Russia investigation as “awful.”
But the Tulare Republican says he still supports special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I think the American people want to know whether or not the Russians were colluding with Donald Trump’s campaign,” Nunes said. “As you know I’ve said numerous times I’ve seen no evidence of that. It does not exist. That’s why I like the special counsel– it can verify what I’ve been saying publicly for many months.”
Nunes’ support is only to a point. He told KSEE24’s Evan Onstot the issue of collusion is as far as the investigation should go, and he’s not happy with reports that Mueller is now expanding the investigation to include obstruction of justice.
“I think the Democratic party is getting out of hand here,” Nunes said. “Either you have evidence of Donald Trump colluding with the Russians or you don’t. If you don’t, then the investigation should be over.”
Nunes also expressing his frustration after his friend, Congressman Steve Scalise and others, were shot at a baseball practice by a Bernie Sanders supporter.
He says the media share at least a part of the blame.
“When you have media continuing to put fuel to this fire about these protests, and whether or not Trump colluded with the Russians, and these town halls, when there’s just a small number of people calling for that. The national media and local media should know that this incites people,” Nunes said. “This incites people to do crazy things.”