A Saturday morning tweet by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pointed out that a full 10 out of 13 Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee supported impeachment before any information about President Donald Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s president became known to them.
“Even BEFORE Democrats cooked up this Ukraine hoax, 10 of 13 Democrats on the House Intel Committee backed a bogus impeachment of @realDonaldTrump,” McDaniel tweeted. “They have wanted to impeach him from the start!”
Calls for transparency by House (and Senate) Republicans make sense given the seeming drive to impeach at any cost. It doesn’t really seem to matter to most Democrats whether Trump did anything impeachable or not.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been caught lying repeatedly about Trump and really should not be presiding over impeachment, especially given the closed-door nature of the proceedings.
They are convinced he’s a bad human being and has bad policies, so he should go. But on the other side, Republicans know that Trump has record support from those in the party and needs to be defended against being drummed out of office unfairly.
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