Rep. Matt Gaetz is asking congressional Democrats to apologize to President Trump following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller investigation conclusions. The special counsel found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and doesn’t recommend any further indictments.
Gaetz, R-Florida, tweeted Monday, “Democrats did not have ample and direct evidence of collusion. They had no evidence. These people owe President Trump an apology.”
Democrats did not have ample and direct evidence of collusion. They had no evidence. These people owe President Trump an apology. https://t.co/FVWWHdu4GG
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 25, 2019
The full statement reads:
“After two years and untold millions of taxpayer dollars, the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s report have been released. The summary reveals what patriotic Americans have known all along: it was not “Russians” who elected Donald Trump — it was the 63 million Americans who voted for him. Despite the overheated, hyperbolic rhetoric of the news media and Democrats in Congress, there was no collusion.
Democrats in Congress who have stated that they found “ample evidence” of collusion, that there was “direct evidence” of collusion, and that there is a “cloud of treason” surrounding the White House were wrong. These statements were lies. The people who spread these lies owe President Trump and the American people an apology,” Rep Gaetz said.