House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for lawmakers to move on from the Russia investigation by saying that, “The case is not closed,” The Associated Press reported.
The Republican majority leader said that he believed the case was closed on the Russian probe following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Both the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Hosue Speaker responded firmly that they did not agree.
McConnell prepared a speech for the Senate on Tuesday where he calls for his fellow lawmakers to move past the Russia investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller’s report which has caused what McConnell called a “partisan paralysis,” The DailyMail reported.
“This investigation went on for two years. It’s finally over. Many Americans were waiting to see how their elected officials would respond,” McConnell said.
“With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront the real challenges before us? Would we finally be able to move on from partisan paralysis and breathless conspiracy theorizing?” he asked.
“Or would we remain consumed by unhinged partisanship, and keep dividing ourselves to the point that Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them? Regrettably, I think the answer is pretty obvious,” he said.
“How we can finally end this Groundhog Day spectacle? Stop endlessly re-litigating a two and a half-year-old election result and move forward for the American people,” said McConnell.
However, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a very different opinion, saying that the case is “not closed.”
“That’s just not a fact. The case is not closed,” she said at Cornell University’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in New York City Tuesday. The speaker went on to say that she believed Congress “would be delinquent” if it aborted its investigation.