While much of the smart money asserts that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis won’t run for re-election in North Florida’s 6th Congressional District, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg is running regardless — and Tuesday saw her issue a strong statement regarding the incumbent’s attempt to kill Robert Mueller‘s investigation of President Donald Trump.
“In an outrageous move,” Soderberg asserts, “Congressman DeSantis has filed a motion to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russian actors.”
“While DeSantis’ willingness to play politics with the integrity of our elections is nothing new, this move could set a dangerous partisan precedent and seriously undermine the future credibility of American elections,” Soderberg adds.
The “decision to inject partisanship into this investigation hurts [DeSantis’] credibility and does a disservice to our community and the American people. We have a right to know the facts,” Soderberg adds.
“As a former Deputy National Security Advisor, I know firsthand how dangerous DeSantis’ attempt to shut down this investigation is. If there was collusion between Russia and anyone in our government, it must be brought into the light,” Soderberg concludes.
Soderberg’s statement follows after DeSantis filed an amendment to a spending bill that would cut off funds for the Mueller investigation 180 days after the bill became law.
While it is by no means certain that the amendment will clear the bill in its final, bicameral form, DeSantis’ amendment is widely seen as an attempt to curry favor with President Trump, whose backing will be key in any statewide primary.