Vice President Mike Pence clocked congressional Democrats’ call for the president’s impeachment as he’s telling them to move on and start “making a difference” for the American people.
Following special counsel Robert Mueller’s public press conference on Wednesday — as he addressed his Russia report and laid out his resignation — Democrats’ desire to see President Donald Trump booted from office only increased.
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Pence told Fox Business Network’s “Mornings With Maria” in an interview aired Friday that he was “pleased” to see the special counsel deliver a “case closed.”
“The Special Counsel sent his report. And he concluded that there was no collusion. And after a review of the facts, the Department of Justice confirmed there was no collusion, no obstruction.”
“The American people want to see this Congress move on,” Pence added. “Move on to the things that are making a difference in their lives.”
As for the part of Mueller’s statement when he said, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so,” it has only driven more impeachment talks.
Pence responded to the impeachment calls:
“I wouldn’t know why there would be.
[…] And we know that that the Russia interfered in the 2016 elections. We don’t believe it affected the outcome in anyway, but we’ve held them accountable for that. We’ve taken steps to insure that that doesn’t happen again. […] Now even the Special Counsel confirmed that there was no collusion between our campaign and and the Russians. And the Department of Justice has confirmed that there was no collusion, no obstruction.”
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“The matter is entirely over, it’s entirely closed. The American people got the answers,” the vice president declared, suggesting Congress start placing focus on jobs and security for the American people.