Holding the President Accountable

Trump visiting Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria last year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tom McClintock knows that one of his jobs as a U.S. Congressman – arguably, his most important job – is oversight. The Constitution is built on checks and balances, and the legislative branch’s oversight of the executive branch is critical to a well-functioning government.

The U.S. Congress should investigate when the President fails the American people in some way. The GOP certainly embraced that role during the last presidential administration, turning the House of Representatives into a political tool and investigating the tragedy at Benghazi repeatedly, in the hope of finding some wrong to blame on Hillary Clinton. But with this Republican president, they have abandoned that role. Like virtually every other GOP politician today, Tom McClintock is silent about this administration’s failure in Puerto Rico. He is silent about the lives lost. He is silent about the President’s lies – and they are lies – trying to hide the fact that nearly 3,000 people died due to Hurricane Maria last year, and that many of those deaths could have been avoided if the U.S. Government had been better prepared to care for its citizens.

Tom McClintock refuses to do his job and hold this President accountable. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.

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