(PM) — Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) becomes the latest GOP Senator to call for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify in public before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee want Mueller to testify at a public hearing, but Mueller is hesitant to appear in fear of appearing political.
Read Kennedy’s full statement below:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today issued the following statement on reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to make a public opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee but deliver the rest of his testimony behind closed doors:
“I understand that Mr. Mueller doesn’t want it to become a media circus if he decides to testify, but the American public has a right to hear directly from him. His investigation cost the American taxpayers more than $25 million. They don’t want a filtered version of his testimony spun by members of Congress with partisan agendas,” said Sen. Kennedy. “I have great confidence in the American people. They may not read Aristotle every day because they’re busy earning a living and raising their children, but they have good judgment. Let them hear his full testimony and draw their own conclusions.”