Congressman Roger Marshall released the following statement in response to the appointment of special counsel by the Department of Justice:

“Long before this witch hunt, there’s been a clear slant that has permeated our national political coverage. Half-truths and innuendo have defined the conversation. Having said that, if a special counsel is what it will take for Washington to move on to do the people’s work, so be it.

“I wish the national media would balance their focus on the many good things this President and Congress are doing, such as last week’s report that after 13 long years, China has agreed to restart imports of US beef. This accomplishment from President Trump matters to Kansas — not empty accusations and absurd conjecture that have flooded the airwaves.”