In case you missed it, Rep. Steve Scalise was on FOX News Sunday this weekend, where he made an excellent point about the Democrats and impeachment.
He suggested that Nancy Pelosi is carrying out her own quid pro quo by hanging on to the articles of impeachment.
Here’s a transcript via FOX News:
Mike Emanuel: Okay. To your role as one of the top Republicans in the House of Representatives, what are your expectations when Congress returns? Will Speaker Pelosi cave and send over the articles of impeachment quickly?
Steve Scalise: Well, it’s our duty to turn it over. It’s not like some mechanism she can control. The House passed it; they shouldn’t have. I mean, you look at what the evidence was, and Speaker Pelosi wanted to talk about the evidence, every one of their witnesses testified under oath, saying, “There was no crime,” saying, “There was no quid pro quo.”
Maybe she’s trying to carry out her own quid pro quo by acting as if she’s got some kind of role in the Senate trial. They had a weak case. I think she knows they had a weak case. There was no evidence and no crime committed. And, yet, they still wanted to impeach the president to appease their radical base. That’s what this was about from the beginning.
They’ve neglected a real agenda for hardworking families, by the way. And so, what you’re seeing right now is, I think Pelosi just exposing the fact she has no case and trying to have one more bite at the apple. They’re talking about more impeachments next year. How about they focus on lowering drug prices, securing our border, doing an infrastructure package that they could have done in a bipartisan way?
They don’t want to do any of that because they’ve become the party of impeachment. They have this obsession, it seems like, with carrying out this political vendetta that they have against the president, instead of working with them to get things done.
At least President Trump is working for families and getting — creating jobs, getting an economy that’s booming, and higher wages in people’s paychecks. That’s what we should all be focused on.
Watch the video below:
Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined FOX News Sunday to discuss expectations for impeachment when Congress returns. Will the Speaker hold the articles hostage? Congressman Scalise says: "Pelosi is exposing the fact she has no case and trying to have one more bite at the apple." #FNS pic.twitter.com/PKnrMQTWRy
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) December 29, 2019
Scalise nailed this.
Pelosi is playing games and everyone knows it.