Sekulow: The Dem Push To Impeach The President Started The Day He Took Office

Feb 03, 2020 | Press Team •

JAY SEKULOW: I believe that we’ve established overwhelmingly that both articles of impeachment fail to allege impeachable offenses and therefore both articles, one and two, must fail. This entire campaign of impeachment that started from the very first day that the President was inaugurated was a very partisan one and it should never happen again. For three years this push for impeachment came straight from the President’s opponents and when it finally reached a crescendo, it put this body, the United States Senate, into a horrible position. I want to start by taking a look back. On the screen is a graphic of the WASHINGTON POST headline on January 20, 2017: “The Campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” This was posted 19 minutes after he was sworn in. I also want to play a video where members, as early as January 15, 2017, before the President was sworn into office, were calling for his impeachment.
 
REP. JAMIE RASKIN: I want to say this for Donald Trump, who I may well be voting to impeach.
 
FMR. REP. KEITH ELLISON: I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.
 
REP. MAXINE WATERS: And I will fight every day until he is impeached!
 
REP. AL GREEN: I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America.
 
REP. STEVE COHENThe main reason I’m interested is not so much to win the Senate, which is a byproduct, it’s because I think he’s committed impeachable offenses, he needs the scarlet ‘i’ on his chest.
 
REP. JOAQUIN CASTRO: If we get to that point, then I think yes, that’s grounds to start impeachment proceedings.
 
REP. STEVE COHEN: We’re calling upon the House to begin impeachment hearings immediately.
 
JILL WAGNER: Why do you think though President Trump specifically should be impeached?
 
REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLATWell, there are five reasons why we think he should be impeached. 
 
VAN JONES: On the impeachment of Donald Trump, would you vote yes or no?
 
REP. ILHAN OMAR: I would vote yes.
 
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I would vote to impeach.
 
REP. RASHIDA TLAIB: We’re going to go in there, we’re going to impeach the motherf*****. 
 
REP. BRAD SHERMAN: I introduced articles of impeachment in July of 2017, all I did yesterday was make sure that those articles did not expire.
 
REP. AL GREEN: I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this President he will get reelected. 
 
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: It is time to bring impeachment charges against him.
 
REP. JERRY NADLER: My personal view is that he richly deserves impeachment.
 
JAY SEKULOW: One of the members of the House of Representatives said, “We’re bringing these articles of impeachment so he doesn’t get elected again.” And here we are, ten months before an election, doing exactly what they predicted.