During Tuesday’s press conference, the number three House Republican came out swinging against the Democrats.
She blasted Democrats for their “terribly radical, dangerous agenda” focusing on ideas such as trying to “kill fossil fuels,” their “efforts to fundamentally violate” Americans’ right to bear arms, and “their absolute determination to go down the path of impeachment.”
Cheney elaborated on her point about impeachment, saying that the Democrats have been “speaking very publicly” on the issue and talking “on the record” about how the party’s “first effort” at impeaching the president “seems not to have worked.”
“They have been determined to impeach this president at all costs since he was elected, regardless of the Constitution,” said Cheney. “And they’re fundamentally failing to abide by and live up to their constitutional responsibilities [by] turning impeachment into an absolutely political endeavor.”
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Cheney noted that Republicans on the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary and Oversight Committees — headed up by Chairmen Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), respectively — have requested that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz appear before the committee about his recent bombshell report into former FBI Director James Comey.
“The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will not bring [Horowitz] in to testify,” said Cheney. “They refuse to do that, and we think that that just fundamentally shows you their lack of substantive concern for issues that really should matter when the director of the FBI conducts himself that way because they’re too focused on political attacks on the president.”
Several Democrats as well as Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), — a former Republican — have called for Trump’s impeachment.
As IJR previously reported, House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) blasted Democrats for being “solely focused” on impeaching Trump rather than other critical issues, such as China stealing intellectual property or the crisis at the southern border.