WASHINGTON, DC — Last week’s testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey dominated the news cycle. The former director’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence committee dominated news stories for days and continues to draw attention. It’s become a distraction, according to Congressman David McKinley (WV-R) from the business which he hoped would be taking place.
“Very much so. When I talk to Mitch McConnell he said they can’t get things done over there because there is such a fixation on this.” McKinley said last week on MetroNews Talkline. “We’ve got to get on with business.”
The buisiness McKinley hopes Congress will fixate on is tax reform, healthcare, jobs, and national security. He says those are the issues he hears about when he returns to West Virginia.
“When I come back in the district, they’re not asking me about this subject,” he exlained. “They want to know about jobs or how we’re moving on healthcare. They’re more interested in that area.”
McKinley believes the Comey testimony is just the latest issue being touted as a distraction from the Trump Administration’s agenda. He believes it’s deliberate.
“There are people who want to continue to undermine this administration by allowing this to continue. If it’s not one thing, it’s another,” he said. “I think everyone should take a deep breath and focus on why we are there. If he does do something wrong, then the book will be thrown at him.”