Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?'

Several members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, admitted to Politico they have yet to read former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s 400-page report on the findings of his investigation.

Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann Murkowski The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Overnight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year Overnight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare MORE (R-Alaska) said she immediately began reading the first part of the report, which outlines contacts between Russians and Trump campaign figures, but the report was “tedious” and she’s still reading it as of late June.


“In fairness, I haven’t picked it up in at least two weeks,” she told the publication.

“I’d be pretty reckless to say I have a full comprehension,” Rep. David PriceDavid Eugene PriceDemocrats hit HUD for missing Puerto Rico disaster relief deadline House Democrats blur lines on support for impeachment Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' MORE (D-N.C.) told Politico. “I need to spend some more time with it.”

Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran Overnight Defense: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine Air Force nominee: Setting up Space Force would be 'key imperative' MORE (D-Va.), who served as former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE’s running mate in 2016, told the publication “I didn’t have to read it. I lived it,” echoing similar comments by former White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore' Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor MORE during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

“I intended to read cover to cover, but there was nothing in it that was a surprise to me,” Kaine added.

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTo boost minority serving institutions, bipartisan Future Act needs immediate action Cruz to oppose Trump appeals court pick The Hill's Morning Report — The wall problem confronting Dems and the latest on Dorian MORE (R-S.C.) merely said “What’s the point?”

A CNN poll found that, as of late April, only 3 percent of respondents said they had read the entire report.

“I think that’s really high,” Murkowski told Politico. “I think they’re lying to you.”

Not all legislators have yet to finish the report. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) said in May that she read the report in full within about 24 hours and decided to support impeachment based on that. Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' Romney: Bolton firing 'a huge loss' for nation Amash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 MORE (Mich.), who had been the only Republican to support impeachment before announcing he would leave the party last week, made a similar claim.

Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeUS attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal Hillicon Valley: Google to pay 0M to settle child privacy charges against YouTube | Tech giants huddle with intel officials on election security | Top IT official names China main cyber threat Lawmakers offer bill to shore up federal cybersecurity MORE (R-Texas), meanwhile, said in an April Fox News interview that he had read the report in its entirety and concluded President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE was “the one person that was always being truthful” about coordination between the campaign and Russia, according to Politico.

Mueller, who had previously said the report was all he had to say about his probe, is set to testify before the House July 17.