Following his stellar performance at the annual Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, Congressman Lynch jetted off to far away lands to get a “look see” at the crisis situation in Ukraine. Congressman Lynch is a senior member of the House subcommittee on national security. He discusses the Russian military buildup along the border as looking more than an exercise on NECN.
Tonight he discussed this topic and others – intelligently and with clear command of the topics – with Jim Braude on Broadside. And, I think it is fair to state that his profile as a leader in the MA delegation has risen.
The tickler in the interview was when Braude moves the topic to the investigation of the Florida interview and shooting of Todashev.
“I’m highly suspect of what went on with Todashev. there were three or four different explanations of what happened in that interview. I actually think we, at a congressional level, should order a special investigation to look at that top down,” Lynch says, adding that Coakley’s investigation could overlap with Congress’. “It is certainly worthy of further investigation.”
Braude probes this subject well and Lynch does not waffle too much in speaking about the FBI “unconscionable” but MORE importantly is the point in the discussion when Braude points to the lack of action on the part of Mass AG Martha Coakley. ACLU asked AG Coakley to investigate and she has stated it is not her jurisdiction and does not have the authority. Her response included statements to the effect that the Florida DA has investigated and she is reviewing the report. When Congressman Lynch was pressed by Braude that there are at least two Mass State Police officers involved and shouldn’t she
investigate on behalf of the Massachusetts taxpayers? See video around 7:45sec.
Congressman replied Lynch, “I am highly suspect.”
Should AG Coakley conduct an independent review on behalf of the Massachusetts taxpayers? What do you think?
Perhaps if we offer a poll, she will know what to do.