U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner have something in common.
They are the chairman and ranking Democratic member, respectively, of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is in the midst of a probe into whether Russian spooks colluded with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to influence the 2016 election.
But their commonality? It rests in the dysfunction occurring with the House Intelligence Committee. Chairman Devin Nunes is under increasing fire over allegations that he has compromised himself because of his coziness with the president.
The House panel has been high-centered over the controversy. Meanwhile, Sens. Burr and Warner pledge to remain cooperative and to ensure that their committee proceeds with all deliberate speed to get the facts out.
Many of their fellow Americans — including yours truly — are hoping that they can uphold their pledge.
My own belief is that there needs to be a special prosecutor to do the job that Congress seems incapable of doing, which is to scour the evidence completely to learn whether there was any collusion.
However, I am ready to accept Burr and Warner making a solemn promise to keep their investigation on track.
Rest assured, senators. A lot of us out here are going to hold your feet to the fire.