Arizona representatives refuse to vote ‘yes’ to make Mueller report public

Robert Mueller testifying before a U.S. Senate committee in May 2013. Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. /Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


By Robin Bravender | Arizona Mirror

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution stating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election should be made public.

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The resolution passed the House 420-0. Four Republican lawmakers, including Arizona congressman Paul Gosar, voted “present” on the measure – a way to avoid a “yes” or “no” vote. Seven lawmakers, including Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert, didn’t cast votes.

Gosar was joined in voting “present” by Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

Gosar told the Mirror afterward that he couldn’t support the resolution because it could result in sensitive or classified information being made public in a manner that skirts existing rules for evaluating such material.


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