White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) call to put a hold on impeachment talks by suggesting more Democrats need to do the same and work with President Donald Trump to improve the country instead.
During an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, Sanders made it clear she believes moving forward with impeachment is a waste of time and extremely divisive and managed to commend Pelosi on the move via a backhanded compliment:
“I think Nancy Pelosi is clearly already starting to lose control of her party. I think we’re seeing that on a lot of the things that have taken place over the last couple of weeks. I’m glad she sees what the rest of us see, and there’s no reason, no cause for impeachment. The president’s done an incredible job on his first two years in office, the country is better than its been in decades, and we’re actually making progress on a number of fronts.”
As IJR reported, Americans have seen improvements in their lives during Trump’s presidency, despite what Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may think.
Sanders believes that this means Democrats should stop focusing on impeachment:
“I think it’s time for other Democrats in Nancy Pelosi’s party to get on board, start doing what they were elected to do. Do their jobs and quit trying to focus so much on making excuses for the historic loss that they suffered in 2016. Let’s work with the president and solve some real problems.”
Watch her interview below:
"I'm glad that she sees what the rest of us see, that there's no reason, no cause for impeachement."Press Secretary Sarah Sanders joined "Outnumbered Overtime" and shared her thoughts on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent comments on impeachment. https://fxn.ws/2TwAcA0
Posted by Fox News on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The press secretary also pointed out that the average American may not be as focused on impeachment and that Democratic lawmakers should follow what is working for the country.
“We’re focused on doing what the American people actually people care about, whether it’s growing the economy, creating jobs … defeating ISIS, rebuilding the military. These are things that people are sitting around in America that they actually care about,” said Sanders. “That’s because our country is doing better.”