‘Do You Hear the Silence?’: Elijah Cummings Slams Republicans for Lack of Oversight of Trump and Flynn

Following declarations made by the Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and Intelligence Committees this morning that they wouldn’t be conducting any additional probes into the Trump administration surrounding the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) ripped into them.

Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, highlighted the silence coming from those in power to investigate President Donald Trump and Flynn.

“Let me begin by asking everyone in this room a very simple question,” he said. “Do you hear that? Do you hear the silence?”

Cummings continued, “This is a town of House Republicans conducting no oversight of President Trump. Zero. That is what it sounds like when they abdicate their duty under the Constitution.”

He further added that House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz “has not lifted one finger” to investigate Flynn’s Russian ties.

Watch the clip above, via CBS News.

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