Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that an investigation into the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would simply not make sense, and would be “excessive.”
“I think that might be excessive. It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless there’s some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics and it looks like the President’s handled it,” Paul said on the “Kilmeade and Friends” radio show.
Paul’s opinion differs from that of Republcian senators who have called for an investigation into the incident.
“I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense,” Paul concluded.
Michael Flynn resigned late Tuesday night amid allegations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about December conversations he had with Russia’s ambassador regarding U.S. sanctions placed on Russia.