Rep. Scalise: House Dems Impeached POTUS To Appease Their Radical Political Base

ED HENRY: Please react to Sen. Schumer basically saying there’s a ‘cloud’ over this trial as it starts.

REP. STEVE SCALISE: Yeah, I wonder where Chuck Schumer was when you saw the most unfair impeachment trial in the history of our country happen in the House, where Speaker Pelosi ran this thing through. They literally broke House rules that require that the minority get a day of hearings so we could have actually brought the witnesses we asked for and were denied by Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff. So they did not run a fair trial, and I think what you saw Chuck Schumer say, too, was he’s acknowledging that the House did not have a fair trial, the fact that they need to do something differently in the Senate. By the way, it’s not the Senate role to mop up the mess the House made when Speaker Pelosi ran this thing through. So they did not have a fair trial in the House. They’re having a fair trial in the Senate, they’re actually following the rules that they have. They’re using the precedent that was set by previous impeachments. That did not happen in the House. They did not make a case because the President did not commit a crime. The crime they alleged never happened, yet they impeached him anyway to appease their radical political base. Let’s get beyond this. Let’s start dealing with real issues that people care about. The voters will decide the presidency in November.