Hastings’ Statement on the Resignation of Michael Flynn
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings released the following statement in response to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:
“Michael Flynn’s resignation just three weeks into President Trump’s Administration underscores the severity of the threat of Russian influence on the President. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) must move expeditiously to investigate Flynn to determine the extent of his illegal communications with the Russian government, to what degree President Trump was involved, and what actions the White House took after being informed of these communications nearly one month ago.
“It is noticeable that the House Oversight Committee has remained silent through a number of Trump Administration blunders. House Republican leadership must stop stalling and establish an independent commission to fully investigate Russian influence in the American election and President Trump’s Administration. At this point, anything otherwise should be seen as complicit.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Democratic Chairman of the Florida Delegation.