“You would hope that a Congresswomen would want to cooperate with the police,” Canova said during an interview on Monday.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-FL) 2018 primary challenger, Tim Canova, on Monday said that Wasserman Schultz had obstructed justice when she threatened Capitol Police who were investigating her former House IT aide, Imran Awan, during an interview on “Fox and Friends.”
Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police during a hearing in May with “consequences” if equipment that was being held in connection to the Capitol Police’s investigation into Awan wasn’t returned.
Fox News’ Steve Doocy asked Canova, a law professor, why he thought Wasserman Schultz’s threat directed at the Capitol Police would be considered obstruction of justice.
“She said it in the context of a subcommittee meeting of an Appropriations [Committee hearing]. Was she holding over the Capitol Police chief that she’s involved in the appropriations process?” Canova asked. “The whole thing is disappointing. You would hope that a Congresswoman would want to cooperate with the police and not get in the way and demand equipment back.”
Canova went on to say that Wasserman Schultz’s refusal to fire Awan until after he was arrested shows poor judgment.
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