The next step for Ms. Com­stock

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the May 11 Metro ar­ti­cle “Area GOP law­mak­ers di­vided on Comey exit”:

Pres­i­dent Trump’s fir­ing of FBI Direc­tor James B. Comey just days af­ter Mr. Comey in­di­cated he wanted to ex­pand the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence and pos­si­ble Trump 2016 cam­paign col­lu­sion was a stun­ning move. Even Rep. Bar­bara Com­stock (R-Va.) is call­ing for an in­de­pen­dent Trump-Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The cit­i­zens of our coun­try, and no less the cit­i­zens of her district, de­serve to know the truth.

But Ms. Com­stock needs to do more than just pla­cate her con­stituents with a pub­lic state­ment. Ms. Com­stock should co-spon­sor the Pro­tect­ing Our Democ­racy Act, H.R. 356, which would es­tab­lish an in­de­pen­dent bi­par­ti­san com­mis­sion to in­ves­ti­gate Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in our elec­tions. She should also in­tro­duce or co-spon­sor leg­is­la­tion to in­stall a spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor to in­ves­ti­gate any ties be­tween Rus­sia and the Trump cam­paign.

Jay Cuasay, Ster­ling

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