McCarthy Snaps at Dems for Impeachment Talks: ‘Show Me Where the President Did Anything to Be Impeached’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that he doesn’t think anything would have prevented Democrats from wanting to impeach President Donald Trump.

During the Sunday morning interview, McCarthy addressed the House Democrats investigation into president Donald Trump. Earlier in the morning, Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) explained to Stephanopoulos that he isn’t ready to start impeachment investigations, but he believes the president obstructed justice.

However, in 2017, Nadler did start in an inquiry into impeachment while Republicans controlled the House. McCarthy said that this is just Nadler’s first step toward an official impeachment investigation, something he believes Democrats wanted from the day Trump took office.

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“I think Congressman Nadler decided to impeach the president the day the president won the election. […] He talks about impeachment before he even became [House Judiciary] chairman. Then he says you’ve got to persuade people to get there. There’s nothing that the president did wrong. […] In this process, to be impeached? Show me where the president did anything to be impeached.”

Stephanopoulos pushed back on McCarthy’s claim that the president hasn’t done anything wrong. He noted that Nadler claimed Trump’s potential ties to campaign finance violations could be considered an impeachable offense. Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen will serve prison time for payments he made to Stormy Daniels that violated campaign finance laws.

McCarthy claimed that the responsibility to follow the law was on Cohen’s because he was hired to advise Trump on legal matters, therefore, he doesn’t blame Trump.

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“You know what concerns me? If you hire an attorney. If I hire an attorney to make sure I carry out the law, the attorney has a responsibility to tell me what’s right and what’s wrong in the process. If it’s finance campaign [violation], those are fines. Those aren’t impeachable in the process.”

As McCarthy noted, campaign finance violations are not typically considered extreme offenses in Washington D.C. In fact, former President Barack Obama’s campaign was hit with a fine for $375,000 after it was revealed that they failed to include some donor names during the 2008 campaign.

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Allen Zabel
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The party of deflection.
They are really the racists, the haters and the vile deplorables.

Screwtape
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The Constitution says “”Treason, or bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” are impeachable offenses. Modern law has extended that to include criminal or grossly criminal acts.

Campaign finance violations not so much.

Morte206
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Come on now we all know that at issue here is that Congress learned its lesson with Super O and now they just want to make certain that they zealously follow the rules. That’s why finance violations are being looked at nothing more, WINK WINK, it’s not about Trump per se. SNORT

*** If my blatant and deep scorn for this avenue of presendential harassment wasn’t obvious I apologize. ***

James
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This is just another political stunt by the Socialists reflecting their crying, temper tantrum displeasure their career criminal ‘Queen’ didn’t win in 2016. Trump has done nothing to warrant impeachment under the 25th Amendment; EXCEPT to clean up the mess left behind by Muslim Marxist Barry #44; who should have been impeached and deported prior to his inauguration.

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