” Your house impeachment short articles are a joke, Laura, as you mentioned. They don’t even charge a criminal offense,” he informed Laura Ingraham on ” The Ingraham Angle.”
” Let’s remember what an impeachment is. [It’s] like an indictment and then it pertains to the Senate for a trial. If you had the proof for a crime, they would have charged the crime and put it in the posts of impeachment. They didn’t because they do not have anything. This entire thing is a joke and it’s time to get the president exonerated,” he continued.
Lofgren was asked on MSNBC Sunday what she anticipates to happen when the Senate trial starts, offered current remarks by Senate Bulk Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
” Well, a few of the important things I’m speaking with the senators looks like they prepare to rig the trial,” Lofgren responded
” I believe that’s a serious problem for the country, but I believe it’s a problem for Trump also. President Trump is intending to be exonerated. He will not be exonerated if everybody knows he rigged the trial. If they’re not going to hear any proof, if senators reveal that they’ve currently comprised their minds, they don’t require to look at the truths, that does not clear the president, if he’s not founded guilty in the Senate. That’s simply a political undertaking to safeguard a man who is guilty of abusing his power,” she included.
Hawley responded that Republicans’ opposition to impeachment is based on the lack of proof put forth by the Home of an impeachable offense.
” We have actually seen the hearings. Look, there is nothing there, and they didn’t charge a criminal activity, Laura. They had their chance, they had their kangaroo court. They had their program, their circus for weeks and weeks and months and months. … I can inform you, there’s no method I’m electing impeachment for somebody who has actually not devoted any impeachable offenses,” stated Hawley
Hawley said the president deserves to provide a “full defense” to the Senate, declaring he was rejected that right by House Democrats who “departed from all precedents and procedures of the past.” He said if witnesses are going to be called in the Senate trial, he wishes to hear from the whistleblower and Hunter Biden.