Tensions have reportedly begun to rise on the Senate Judiciary Committee as the new chairman, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), plans to investigate Obama-era scandals
The Hill reports that the newly minted Chairman has decided to investigate include the “FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Asked about Graham’s plans, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.”
“This is going to be like the History Channel it turns out. Instead of taking a look at the current issues, Lindsey Graham wants to go back and answer important questions about the Bermuda Triangle and Hillary Clinton,” Durbin told The Hill.
Durbin said he was “concerned” about the senator’s plans but quipped that “you know there is that question about Jimmy Carter which he probably wants to ask.”
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), another member of the panel, said maybe Graham should “investigate Benghazi some more too.”
Christopher Coons (D-Del.), a member of the judiciary committee, encouraged Graham to tread carefully, saying that “it depends how divisive partisan topics are approached.”
“It is possible for the Judiciary Committee to remain a highly functional committee even while tackling controversial topics,” Coons said.
He added that it would be more “constructive” if Graham focused on more bipartisan areas first.