WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. (NOVEMBER 25, 2018) (NBC) – Democrats are set to revive dozens of subpoenas investigating the administration of President Donald Trump, said the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings.
While on ‘Meet the Press,’ Cummings said that many of the issues the Democrats want to investigate touch upon concerns cited by citizens and the president himself.
“I would love to work with President Trump. I want to hold him accountable, not only to the American people, but I want to hold him accountable to himself. Keep in mind he is the one who said recently that he is for prescription drugs (prices) going down. He’s the same one who complained during the election about the infrastructure and how our airports are so poor and our roads. Now is the time,” he said.
The Oversight committee is the primary investigative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and holds the power to open investigations into a wide range of matters.
Democrats have said that, while the Republicans were in charge of the committee, they blocked a total of 64 Democratic subpoenas on the Trump administration, including documents on the child separation policy, the Affordable Care Act, Environmental Protection Agency documents, Russia documents, security clearances, government and campaign spending.