On Thursday, the House of Representatives unanimously voted to make the Mueller report public in a 420-0 vote, The Hill reported.
According to the report, four Republicans — Reps. Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), and Justin Amash (Mich.) — voted present.
“I’ve said to millions of Americans on television that I support releasing the Mueller report,” Gaetz said. “I take specific exception to the elements of the resolution noting praise for Mueller, without also noting the criticism of his very biased staffing decisions,” he added. “It’s like he was fishing for talent in the Hillary Clinton fan club aquarium.”
The Hill added:
The resolution calls for the Justice Department to release Mueller’s report to Congress and the public.
The measure — introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) — argues there is “overwhelming public interest” to release the contents of the high-profile report. The resolution calls on the department to fully release the report to Congress and to release it to the public “except to the extent the public disclosure of any portion thereof is expressly prohibited by law.”
Should the Justice Department decide against releasing the report to the public, House Democrats could potentially subpoena the department for its contents. Thursday’s vote also provided the opportunity for Democrats to force Republicans into potentially taking a difficult vote.
William Barr, who was confirmed as President Trump’s second attorney general in February, said he would release as much of the report as possible, but did not commit to releasing the report in full.
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