Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Democrats Grind Senate’s Work To A Halt Over Comey Firing

As Capitol Hill continued to reel Wednesday from the news that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, Democrats scrambled to respond to what some of them are calling a constitutional crisis.

Calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigation Comey was leading grew louder from Democrats and a small handful of Republicans, who say it’s the only way to prevent the inquiry from being compromised going forward. And while they’re in the minority in the Senate as well as the House, Democrats decided to flex their muscle with a series of procedural moves to grind the upper chamber’s work to a halt—canceling or delaying all committee meetings for the rest of the day.  Read more at

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