Rep. Scalise Unloads On House Democrats In Interview

Rep. Scalise Unloads On House Democrats In Interview


While appearing on Fox News show, “Fox News
Sunday,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise unloaded on House Democrats for their bogus
impeachment trial, insisting that they didn’t have any substantial evidence against the
President. Scalise’s comments come as Speaker of the
House Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate. The
Republican representative made sure to shred the Speaker, stating that she knows her case
is weak. “Maybe she’s trying to carry out her own
quid pro quo by acting as if she’s got some kind of role in the Senate trial. They had
a weak case,” Scalise said. “I think she knows they had a weak case. There was no evidence
and no crime committed. And, yet, they still wanted to impeach the president to appease
their radical base.” “That’s what this was about from the beginning,”
he added. “They’re talking about more impeachments
next year. How about they focus on lowering drug prices, securing our border, doing an
infrastructure package that they could have done in a bipartisan way? They don’t want
to do any of that because they’ve become the party of impeachment,” Scalise continued.
“They have this obsession, it seems like, with carrying out this political vendetta
that they have against the president, instead of working with them to get things done.” Check out what the Daily Caller reported: In contrast, Scalise said the White House
is focused on growing the economy and raising incomes for working families in the country
— a goal he said both parties should be working toward. The House voted to impeach the president on
Dec. 18 following months of debate. Representatives voted on two separate articles of impeachment,
with the first pertaining to the abuse of power article (230-197) and the second on
obstruction of Congress (229-198). The proceedings garnered zero Republican votes. Hawaii Democratic
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard chose to vote “present” on both articles, to the immense chagrin of
her party. The impeachment effort is widely expected
to die in the GOP-led Senate. Scalise maintained that, unlike in the House, an impartial trial
will take place in the upper chamber of Congress. Scalise continued by insisting that the Senate
led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would conduct a fair trial. “So, in the end, look, the Senate’s going
to conduct a fair trial. I have confidence in [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell
doing that,” he said. “There was not a fair trial in the House, and I think that
was very clear. And you see what Pelosi did there, literally shutting down the ability
for the minority to even have a day of hearings, which is required under House rules. They
broke that rule.” “Their star witnesses said, under oath,
when asked, ‘Can you name an impeachable offense? Was there any bribery?’ — every
one of them said, ‘No.’ And, yet, they still carried on,” Scalise said.