Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on House Oversight Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), opening a joint investigation of the Obama Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into former Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton:
“It’s no secret that Washington, D.C. has plenty of flaws to complain about—but one of the things American voters most resent is the double standard in our justice system. The rich and privileged class in Washington are beholden to one set of rules while the hard-working men and women of main street see entirely different consequences for similar offenses. This is wrong, and it undermines one of the most fundamental principles of America: that ‘Lady Justice’ wears a blindfold; that all Americans, regardless of class, wealth, or influence shall be treated equally under the law.
In our great country, public servants should be held to a higher standard. They are called to be open, transparent, and accountable to the people they serve. When those standards are violated, it is incumbent upon Congress to pursue the truth and present it to the public. With this in mind—questions surrounding the Obama Department of Justice’s handling of the investigation into Secretary Clinton should be fully examined. That investigation gave us more questions than it did answers. The fact that Secretary Clinton lost an election and Loretta Lynch no longer serves as Attorney General should not allow their questionable conduct to go without appropriate scrutiny.
I applaud Chairman Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte’s decision to open this investigation. I look forward to working with them to find the long-awaited truth behind this issue.”