Fox News reported on Friday that a four-page memo allegedly revealing surveillance abuses has stunned GOP lawmakers, who refer to it as “shocking,” “troubling,” and “alarming.”
“You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) claimed.
“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” Congressman and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Fox News.
“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) exclaimed, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.
“I have read the memo,” Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tweeted. “The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo.”
Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity claimed on Fox News Thursday night that the memo shows abuses worse than Watergate.
The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved, by a party-line vote, to make the four-page memo available to all members of the United States House of Representatives.