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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Rips Nikki Haley for Encouraging Congress To 'Move on' From Trump

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) says former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s suggestion that Congress “move on” from the impeachment of former President Donald Trump is “outrageous.”

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Jeffries was asked what he thought about Haley’s comments, “It’s such an outrageous statement, and shows how people who I previously had respect for have just been corrupted with this sycophantic behavior in connection with Donald Trump.”

“Nikki, we are not moving on from insurrection. We’re not moving on from sedition. We’re not moving on from a violent assault on the Capitol, no matter what you might think of our effort to hold this president accountable,” he added.

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During an interview on Fox News on Monday, Haley said Trump’s actions since Election Day were “not his finest.”

She continued, “The actions of the president… post-Election Day were not great. What happened on January 6th was not great. Does he deserve to be impeached? Absolutely not.”

“They beat him up before he got into office. They are beating him up after he leaves office. I mean at some point, I mean give the man a break. I mean, move on,” she added.

Haley’s comments come as the Senate is slated to hold an impeachment trial to determine whether or not to convict Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.”

The trial is scheduled to begin on February 9. 

While Haley argued that lawmakers should “move on” from Trump and impeachment, a majority of Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday to declare that the impeachment trial is “unconstitutional.”

Just five Republican senators, out of 50, voted with Democrats to block the measure. 

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who voted to reject the measure calling the trial unconstitutional, said that it is “extraordinarily unlikely” that the chamber will vote to convict Trump.

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