Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis) shocked conservatives when he canceled the subpoena vote after he touted the vote last week looking into the Biden-Burisma investigation.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and to allow time for you to receive additional briefings, I will postpone a vote to subpoena records and an appearance from former Blue Star Strategies consultant Andrii Telizhenko about his work for the lobbying firm,” Johnson said in a note to committee members.
Johnson told reporters that the vote was being canceled because of “some discrepancies brought up in what we had been told.”
“There were issues raised,” Johnson said. “There were discrepancies in what had been told in one briefing versus the next briefing, and then even greater discrepancies in staff notes.”
The committee was supposed to vote to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko from Blue Star Strategies, a firm that was hired by Burisma to deal with governments accusing them of corruption.
Johnson’s decision to hold the vote infuriated Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich) and had created tension between Democrats and Republicans on the committee. The measure was expected to pass along party lines after Romeny finally said he would vote in favor of the subpoena.
Johnson said that instead, he would like to subpoena Blue Star Strategies as whole instead to try and win over Senator Peters support. Johnson claimed that if he forced a vote this week Peters wouldn’t be on board.
I’m sorry what?! You canceled a vote because the Democrats got feisty. You gotta be kidding me.
These Senate Republicans better realize real quick that the Democrats are not going to play ball. They know any damaging information that comes out of these investigations are going to sink Joe Biden’s chance at winning the presidency.
These Senate Republicans need to forget about the Democrats and move forward.
Written by March 12, 2020–