Many House Democrats regret the party’s headlong rush to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Scalise spoke Tuesday with Laura Ingraham on the Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.” Ingraham asked Scalise if there was a buyer’s remorse among Democrats who initially supported the impeachment inquiry.
Public hearings as part of the inquiry began Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee. On Tuesday, Scalise referred to the hearings as a “witch hunt,” according to The Washington Post.
Schiff has emerged from his bunker to put on a public show. But the facts haven’t changed.
– @realDonaldTrump and Zelensky both say there was no pressure
– Ukraine got the aid
– There were no impeachable offenses
This is a sham.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 13, 2019
“I think there is a lot of buyer’s remorse, Laura, especially when you look at the fact when a lot of these members of Congress go back home,” Scalise said.
“They’re in the majority. And people say, OK, what have you done with it to help improve my life?”
The lawmaker said that nothing has been accomplished because, despite Democrats having the majority in the House, Democratic leaders have put impeachment ahead of the people’s business.
“Things like lowering the cost of prescription drugs could be law today, except that they are obsessed with impeachment. Our troops aren’t getting the tools they need right now, Laura, because Pelosi is obsessed with impeachment. Our border is not secure because Pelosi is obsessed with impeachment,” Scalise said.
“That’s the kind of stuff they are hearing about when they go back home, as they should because people are looking at this, going, ‘Wait a minute, the president didn’t do anything wrong.’”
Scalise noted that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Trump did not apply any pressure during a controversial July 25 call between the two leaders.