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Rep. Arrington: Democrats should focus less on Mueller Report, more on real issues

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When Attorney General William Barr released the redacted version of the Mueller Report last week, he said the results showed no evidence of collusion between President Trump's campaign and the Kremlin. 

However, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) said democrats are still locked in on more investigations. 

"When they found no collusion and the Mueller investigation presented its findings, they didn't celebrate for this country that there was no collusion," Rep. Arrington said.

As stated in the report, this however does not completely exonerate President Trump of obstruction of justice.

Regardless, Rep. Arrington said the democrats' aims for impeachment will lead them on a political road to ruin.

"We've seen the Democrats pivot now and focus on more investigations and impeachment, and this is a terrible strategy for them politically. They'll pay a price at the polls," Rep. Arrington said.

Instead, Rep. Arrington said lawmakers on both sides of the aisle need to focus on bipartisan issues they can solve, like the USMCA trade deal. 

"We have an opportunity here. The International Trade Commission, which is an independent agency, just quantified the impact of the new NAFTA, which is called USMCA, and their results were that they're projecting 170,000 new jobs," Rep. Arrington said.

However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it is the democrats who have been offering bipartisan legislation. 

"We sent him a bill he didn't want to sign and he shut down the government. Weeks went by in a bipartisan way, House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans on the appropriations committee wrote legislation that said here Mr. President, this is what we're giving you for the border," Rep. Pelosi said.

The Department of Justice has offered to allow some congressional leaders to view a less redacted version of the Mueller Report.

Congressional testimony over the special counsel's investigation will go throughout May.

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