Our Dysfunctional Congress

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Could things be any more dysfunctional in Washington, DC? Very little is being accomplished by Congress while our nation’s problems grow and grow.

Let’s reflect on what is and isn’t happening.

Mueller  “Investigation”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “investigation” wasn’t a true investigation. Why? Because there was no underlying crime to investigate.

The Democrats claimed that there was collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election. However, according to legal experts, collusion is not a crime even if it occurred…which it did not as the Mueller report concluded. This was a search looking for a crime.

The “investigation” started on May 17, 2017 and lasted 675 days–nearly two years. It cost over $25 million and included 19 attorneys who interviewed 500 witnesses, issued 2,800 subpoenas and 500 search warrants, according to Fox News. Through it all, many Americans believed that this whole process was designed simply to harass the President; aided by the news media with their daily attacks on him.

When it concluded, the Attorney General issued his summary saying, “The Special Counsel’s office determined that it “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia.”

Now that the Mueller team has disbanded, does this mean the case is closed? The answer, unfortunately, is no!!!

Democrats have announced they will continue to “investigate” and harass the duly-elected President. They cannot accept the fact that he won the election and has been successful in his presidency. Have they forgotten that we have elections in this country? The results may not please the opposing party, but they must accept the results and move on until a future election when things can change if the voters choose to do so. That’s the way democracy works. No one has the right to undermine the winner, especially if it is the President of the United States.

Illegal Immigration

We have a crisis on our southern border. The Democrats are again the party of “no” with their claims of “no crisis.”

To the contrary. According to official reports, our immigration facilities are overwhelmed. As a result, untold thousands of illegal immigrants are swarming into our country. We don’t know where they’re from, who they are or where they’re going. When will we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

In the face of this crisis, the President has issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency along our southern border. His decree should be supported by both parties.

Summary

The Mueller report pleased some and disappointed others. The President has stated all along that there was No Collusion and No Obstruction.

Isn’t it time to close this “witch hunt” and let the President do his job? There are so many important problems that Congress should be working on rather than relitigating this issue over and over again.

Chief among these critical problems is securing our southern border. Fox News and other observers estimate one million illegal immigrants will cross our border this year. At what cost and with what consequences for our nation?

It’s time that Washington faced up to our problems and solved them. We are tired of the excuses that “we can’t act because we don’t control both houses of Congress.” To that we say, “Get to work.” Develop solutions that both sides can agree on and vote. Americans want action, not excuses.

America is a great country. We don’t deserve a dysfunctional Congress.