Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) called out Speaker Paul Ryan earlier today for what he believes is hypocrisy in handling President Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. Inglis explained that if it were former Secretary Hillary Clinton in the White House, the GOP lead Congress would go after her with vengeance. They’re not with Trump.
In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Inglis went further saying that he’s deeply concerned about Trump’s scandal. In fact, he’s more concerned about Trump’s scandal than he ever was about former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the late 1990s. He also personally called for Clinton to resign at the time. When asked which was more serious, Clinton’s impeachment or Trump’s scandal, Inglis revealed he feels Trump’s is a far bigger deal.
“The substance of it is way more serious,” he said. “In the case of Bill Clinton, we were dealing with sex in the White House with an intern and then a coverup. And that’s quite different substance than a hostile country affecting or attempting to affect the outcome of the potential election.”
He went on to say that the former president never fired the director of the FBI ” when he didn’t like the way an investigation was going.”
“A little bit of defense of Bill Clinton, who I voted to impeach, at least he didn’t try to fire the guy that was after him,” Inglis continued. “And so, we have a different situation here, it’s much more substantive risk to America and it involves something more similar to the Richard Nixon situation, where Nixon in the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ tried to get rid of the people that were pursuing the investigation, it didn’t work out for Nixon and I think Donald Trump might have learned that that’s probably not a good idea. Because there’s a lot of FBI agents who want to make sure they get to the bottom of this.”