Trump Slams ‘Ridiculous Partisan Investigations’ During State of the Union

• February 5, 2019 10:26 pm


President Donald Trump on Tuesday night said that the only thing that could stop the "economic miracle" taking place in the United States is "ridiculous partisan investigations."

Trump touted the U.S. economy during his State of the Union address in the House Chamber and then slammed Democrats for continuing to investigate his administration, call it "ridiculous" and "partisan."

"Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before," Trump said. "On Friday, it was announced that we added another 304,000 jobs last month alone, almost double the number expected. An economic miracle is taking place in the United States, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations."

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made a face of derision behind Trump as he made the remark.

"If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!" Trump added.

Since taking control of the House last month, Democrats have vowed to use their resources to investigate every department of the Trump administration, according to ABC News:

Many newly formed House committees are set to hold their first oversight hearings this week after President Trump's State of the Union, as others prepare to hear from top administration officials, after weeks of standoffs over information and testimony that has led some Democrats to weigh the possibility of issuing their first subpoenas.

The House Ways and Means Committee, whose chairman, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., is preparing to request the president's tax returns under an obscure 1920s law, will hold a subcommittee hearing this week on a piece of a new proposal that would require presidential nominees release their tax returns.

And the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight subcommittee on Thursday will hold a hearing on the Trump administration's family separation policy.

In addition to those investigations, Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, doubled committee staff in preparation for reopning the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Republicans on the House committee concluded their investigation last year. They found no collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.