The Hill: A group of more than 20 Democratic lawmakers are planning a marathon-style reading of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s redacted report at the Capitol on Thursday.
The office of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.), the vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed the plans to The Hill on Tuesday.
Scanlon told The Washington Post that she devised the plan because of the “no collusion” and “no obstruction” claims made in the wake of the Mueller report.
“We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report,” Scanlon said. “So the ongoing quest has been, ‘How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?'”
Scanlon added that lawmakers would conduct the reading in the House Rules Committee Room inside the Capitol. She said the group would read all 448 pages of the report and that the reading would stretch between 12 and 14 hours.
Scanlon will open the reading, with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) following. Scanlon said more Democratic lawmakers would likely volunteer to take part in the reading.
“I’d be amazed if even 1 percent of the American people have read the Mueller report, in part or in its entirety,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told the Post. Raskin reportedly volunteered to read the final pages of the report.
“We have to catch up the American people any way we can. I would hope this would spur reading of the Mueller report all over the country,” he added. more here