The new priorities that will push the Democrats in the U.S. House, now that they have the majority, are becoming clear.
For one thing, they’ll be investigating President Trump, instead of terrorism.
That’s according to Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who is the incoming chief of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
He’s getting quite a response on social media to his plan to drop one subcommittee, on terrorism, to instead investigate Trump.
“Trump, in other words, is a bigger threat than terrorism,” said one on social media.
Another, identifying as FloridaBot, said, “Uuuuuh, dude needs to get his priorties straight.”
And another, not necessarily a Trump supporter, warned, “Honestly are the @HouseDemocrats trying to re-election @realDonaldTrump?”
It was the New York Post that quoted Engel, “We just thought, if we’re going to do something relevant in this era where Congress is going to reassert itself, where there are so many questionable activities of this administration vis-à-vis foreign policy, that it made sense to have this.”
At the same time, he’ll close the terrorism subcommittee, the report said.
He claimed there “wasn’t a great clamor” to keep the terrorism panel.
“Instead, he said, his committee will focus on what Trump promised Russian President Vladimir Putin during their private meeting last year — and the president’s business ties to Russia and Middle East countries,” the report said.
On Twitchy, one commenter, Sandy, said, “Winning strategy! (For Trump)” and another, Tea Party Trumper, said “ISIS just endorsed democrats for 2020.”
Another said, “They’re determined to give the house back to the GOP at any cost, I see.”