DENVER (CBS4)– The news that the U.S. Justice Department will not pursue charges in the presumptive Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton’s email investigation has garnered mixed reaction from political analysts in Colorado.
The Director of the FBI, James Comey, has been scheduled to testify before a U.S. House Oversight Committee on Thursday.
Clinton was cleared of any wrongdoing but the findings of the FBI investigation cast doubt on her honesty and trustworthiness.
“There’s no use beating up on the FBI, they’ve made their decision,” said Republican analyst Dick Wadhams.
Wadhams says Republicans need to focus on Hillary Clinton, not Comey.
“Republicans have been given a powerful argument. She is extremely careless, what more do you need?” asked Wadhams. “All through the press conference it was proven that she lied, has consistently lied for a year about her emails.”
Democrat analyst Penfield Tate suggests Republicans run the risk of blow back if they don’t let go of the issue.
“They better be careful. The last time they held a hearing and brought Sec. Clinton up, she made them all look like idiots. I think it may be the end rather than the beginning of something,” said Tate.
When asked if this would have doomed a presidential candidate in any other political year, Tate replied, “This isn’t any other year. This is probably the most bizarre political year I’ve ever seen in my life.”