Florida Representative On Trump Jr. ‘Bombshell’: “I Probably Would Have Done The Same Thing”

After multiple days of the New York Times and CNN rallying their progressive base around chants of ‘treason’ on the ‘startling’ revelation that Donald Trump Jr. would be so brazen as to take a meeting with someone offering opposition research on his father’s political opponent, research that, if you believe Trump Jr., turned out to be a giant “nothing burger” (to use CNN’s preferred language), a Republican Representative from Florida appeared on Wolf Blitzer to interject a little reality back into the latest narrative by pointing out that he, and most likely 99.9% of other politicians in Washington D.C., would have done exactly the same thing.

“Do I think it’s appropriate? I think I probably would have done the same thing.”

“I mean, it’s opposition research and you know, anybody that’s been in an election, you’re always looking to get the upper hand.”

“You know, keep in mind she wasn’t an official for the Russian government that way I understand it.  She’s a Russian lawyer.” 

“And if somebody comes to us and says, ‘Hey we’ve got information on an opponent,’ yeah, I think that’s an appropriate thing to do.”

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