For eight years, Barack Obama ran one of the cleanest and most scandal-free administrations in our history. During that time, Congressman Connolly sat on the Oversight Committee and fought back against made-up scandal after made-up scandal. There was nothing too small for Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz to hold a hearing on, demand subpoenas, and make deceptive leaks to the press. Now that there’s a Republican President, the Oversight Committee has all but disbanded. We have one of the most corrupt administrations in American history and the Republican majority refuses to do its duty as a co-equal branch of government.
President Trump refuses to release his tax returns leaving us with no ideas about his complex set of foreign business entanglements. He refuses to divest from his businesses, which now cater to foreign governments and campaign donors trying to buy access, and he spends every weekend charging taxpayers for him to stay at Trump properties. Cabinet members are engaged in illegal insider trading about their own self-dealing and are constantly being exposed for their extravagant waste of taxpayer dollars. But Congressional Republicans turn a blind eye, and Speaker Paul Ryan claims he isn’t aware of any of the litany of scandals coming from the Trump White House.
Congressman Connolly has led the fight for the Oversight Committee to hold real investigations into President Trump’s finances, the illegal self-dealing at his charity, and the rampant corruption within his administration. Since Donald Trump has taken office, nothing but corruption and scandal has come from the Executive Branch. Though the Republican Majority in Congress won’t intervene, that has not stopped Gerry from calling out these inexcusable practices. Sunlight is the best disinfectant and Congressman Connolly will never stop trying to hold this President accountable for his illegal behavior.