Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said on “ Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday night that everything House Democrats did regarding President Trump’s impeachment “was driven for tv usage since they had no real proof.”
With no Republican support, your home on Wednesday night voted to impeach President Trump for “abuse of power” and “blockage of Congress” related to his negotiations with Ukraine, making Trump the third American president ever to be impeached.
On Saturday, hours before Gaetz made the declaration on “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Trump buffooned House Democrats during a Turning Point U.S.A. event in West Palm Beach, Fla., for voting to impeach him without providing any evidence of a criminal activity.
Gaetz echoed the president’s sentiment on Saturday night, telling host Jeanine Pirro, “The radical left Democrats filled the stockings of their anti-Trump base with report and innuendo and eventually impeachment. But, the rest of America– we simply got a swelling of coal.”
” We didn’t get an infrastructure bill, we didn’t get reform to our asylum systems because [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi has actually been preparing this impeachment considering that the moment she took power. Matter of fact, Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, even campaigned to his fellow Democrats on the notion that he would be the person to bring us to this point.”
” However the real question is why Democrats fail to satisfy the standard they set for themselves. They guaranteed us a bipartisan impeachment. In truth, the only bipartisan vote was a bipartisan vote against impeachment,” Gaetz, who sits on the Home Judiciary Committee, continued.
” They promised us that these hearings would animate a great deal of public assistance for impeachment and we have not seen that either. The American people hate this and if Congress continues it they may end up hating us.”
Pelosi, D-Calif., has actually not yet transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate, showing she desires reassurances that the Senate would hold a fair trial, likely including particular Democrat-sought witnesses, prior to sending over the charges.
Trump has actually called for an immediate trial, where he expects to be acquitted for the supposed crimes surrounding his efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch politically useful examinations. The demand came after the administration had actually withheld millions in military help to Ukraine, though Trump has actually denied any quid professional quo was at play.
” Democrats stopped working to produce direct proof, they failed to get the general public on their side, there was no quid pro quo; matter of fact, the only direct proof was the president stating he did not want anything other than [Ukrainian] President Zelensky to do the ideal thing, to do the work he had campaigned on,” Gaetz told Pirro. “So if I were in the Senate, I ‘d be seeking to get this nonsense behind us and get on to the work of the Trump agenda.”
Fox News’ Nick Givas, Marisa Schultz, Brooke Singman and Gregg Re contributed to this report.