Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN) made a startling accusation on Thursday, claiming that he believes that members of Congress are “compromised” into not providing public information on notorious sex predator Jeffrey Epstein.
Burchett’s comments came during a discussion with conservative political analyst Benny Johnson.
The pair were discussing a letter the lawmaker had written to House Oversight & Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) requesting that he subpoena flight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) previously pushed to subpoena Epstein’s flight records, but that effort was squashed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL), who suggested that there was no public value in the information.
Epstein, who was convicted of procuring for prostitution a girl below the age of 18 in 2008 and was facing sex trafficking charges until he died, according to authorities by suicide in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019, was known to have traveled by jet.
The jet earned the nickname, “Lolita Express.”