President Donald Trump is answering the calls from top Democratic lawmakers for him to come forward in testifying in the impeachment probe.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a CBS “Face the Nation” interview aired on Sunday, “The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants. He has every opportunity to present his case.”
The top Democratic lawmaker continued:
“If he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing. He has every opportunity to present his case. But it’s really a sad thing. I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue.”
The president didn’t hold back from responding to Pelosi’s invitation, as he tweeted on Monday morning, “Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”
Check out the tweets below:
….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2019
Pelosi wasn’t the only top Democrat to call for Trump to testify in the hearings, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) mirrored her remarks.
“Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to come testify, and I think her invitation is correct,” Schumer said on Sunday, adding, “If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet.”
“He should come to the committee and testify under oath, and he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath. When Donald Trump refuses to come to the committee, now that Speaker Pelosi has invited him, when he doesn’t let all the people around him come before the committee, you gotta to ask the question, what is he hiding? Why is he afraid to confront what these people have said?”
Check out Schumer’s comments below:
The Democratic lawmakers’ calls for Trump to testify in the impeachment inquiry come as the Congressional public hearings kicked off last week, with eight more witnesses expected to testify this week, as IJR reported.