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Heads up folks: this is simply outrageous - @repgoodlatte calls for investigation of Dems/Obama in 2016 election:…
Goodlatte, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has used this position repeatedly to block any investigation of the current admin.
Now, he's going even further - calling for a spec prosecutor to investigate "possible crimes committed by a previous Administration."
Let's stop for a moment and appreciate this fact: Goodlatte ACTIVELY OPPOSES investigation of the current administration,
while agitating for investigation of the PREVIOUS administration.
Could your partisanship be any clearer, Goodlatte?
But let's not stop there. Why is Goodlatte pursuing this? Because "many of my colleagues and I have heard from the folks we represent ...
"...that several concerns arising out of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath are not being investigated by Mueller’s team."
Who are these unnamed colleagues? Where are their statements? Why not just say "Many people are saying...?"
And hearing Goodlatte say, "I have heard from the folks [I] represent" is laughable in the extreme!
Goodlatte is supposed to represent #VA06. He has not met with constituents IN OVER FOUR YEARS. He stages phone town halls,
sends staff into the field, and so claims he is well informed, in spite of repeated requests for meetings from across the district.
Goodlatte has unlimited time, however, for photo ops with carefully screened participants, and more important to him, his donors.
That Goodlatte calls for investigation of his political opponents is abuse of his office by itself.
This offense is compounded by his claim of doing this for the sake of his constituents, the majority of whom ARE UNABLE TO SPEAK WITH HIM.
Add to this Goodlatte's implacable refusal to even consider that the current administration MAY BE COMPROMISED BY A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER,
and clearly none of Goodlatte's actions are motivated by a responsibility to either district or country, by party - first, last, and always.
This has been and continues to be a huge problem for #VA06, wherein most have NO VOICE in the House of Representatives.
But Bob Goodlatte is a massive problem for the country as well, as any investigation or impeachment goes through his Judiciary Committee.
So what can Americans do about the problem of Bob Goodlatte, faithful Trumplican and party before country true believer?
First, Goodlatte has a challenger for #election2018: @votevolosin. You can find his response to Goodlatte's call at
Second, there is a PAC you can support (the site is not slick, but it's for real):
You can follow @chrisgavaler; you can read about him here:…
You can contact Bob directly; you can't use the form on his page unless you live in #VA06, but here are phone #'s:
Contact your own rep using your preferred method, ESPECIALLY if your rep is also on the House Judiciary Committee:…
Lastly, PLEASE anyone with ideas please jump in - Goodlatte has become accustomed to our not paying attention, and
it's going to take all of us working together to convince him that it is no longer safe to ignore us. /end @RoaIndivisible @beatgoodlatte

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