GOP Lawmakers Jump to Trump’s Defense Against House Democrats Impeachment ‘Obsession’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went to the next step as she officially made an impeachment inquiry into the president — and Republican lawmakers are not happy about it one bit.

After refusing to side one way or the other on impeachment, the House speaker announced on Tuesday that she is formally launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, as IJR reported.

The House launching the investigation comes after a controversial phone call Trump had with the Ukrainian president, seeking dirt on political rival Joe Biden (D) — in which the president agreed to release the transcripts to Congress, following a whistleblower complaint. Additionally, a senior official in the Trump administration exclusively told Fox News that the intelligence community watchdog said the complaint had “political bias.”

“The president must be held accountable,” Pelosi said, adding, “No one is above the law.”

Check out Pelosi’s comments below:

The president, however, fired a shot back at Pelosi and congressional Democrats, as he blasted them for trying to “ruin and demean” his work at the United Nations in launching the “Witch Hunt garbage.”

They never even saw the transcript of the call,” he added in another tweet. “A total Witch Hunt!”

Trump declared: “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!”

Republican lawmakers are coming to the president’s defense, as they slammed the inquiry as “all about politics” and “not about facts,” as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) tweeted.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote in a statement that Democrats “cannot help themselves.”

“Instead of working together across party lines on legislation to help American families and strengthen our nation, they will descend even deeper into their obsession with relitigating 2016,” McConnell wrote, later adding, “It simply confirms that House Democrats’ priority is not making life better for the American people but their nearly three-year-old fixation on impeachment.”

Check out the reactions from Republican lawmakers:

Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign doesn’t seem too worried about the impeachment inquiry, as they expressed that they were prepared if the House were going to do so, as IJR reported. Trump’s campaign also raised a quarter of a million in the 15 minutes following Pelosi’s announcement.

“We had a lot of things prepared just in case the Democrats were, in fact, that stupid. And in fact, they were,” Trump’s reelection campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said.

He added, “So we’re probably going to have a tremendous fundraising surge. We think that this gets the president just that much closer to a landslide victory.”

“[Democrats] attacks on the President and his agenda are not only partisan and pathetic, they are in dereliction of their Constitutional duty,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote in a statement, adding, “The Trump Administration will continue to be vigorous in laying out the facts and standing up for the many forgotten men and women who elected him.”

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James
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Can’t let facts stand in the way. The Donkeys will be trying yet another manufactured crisis after the last half dozen of so crisis blew up in their faces. Like a kidney stone, this too shall pass and help Trump be reelected in 2020 so they can continue their infantile behavior.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

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