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Rep. Pete King: 'Really Wrong' to Casually Use Word 'Impeachment'

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By    |   Monday, 07 January 2019 02:38 PM

It is "really wrong" for lawmakers to toss the word "impeachment" around where President Donald Trump is concerned, even if Americans don't like the job he's doing, Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y.,  said Monday.

"You heard (Rep.) Brad Sherman say that the American people don't like the job President Trump is doing," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"I disagree with that, but that's not even grounds for impeachments. You have to have high crimes or a misdemeanor."

Sherman, D-Calif., and Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, last Thursday, on the first day their party took control of the House, filed articles of impeachment.

"I think it's wrong, it's really wrong, to be casually using the word impeachment," said King. "You're talking about undoing a national election, the presidential election, which is the ultimate in democracy. The four-year election is one thing we do as American citizens. You can't undo that because someone doesn't like the president."

King said he also does not know what people are referring to when they claim Trump has committed criminal activities through payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

"If the president used campaign funds for that payment, they would have said it was abuse of campaign funds," said King. "I see no evidence at all here of criminal activities, certainly nothing at all approaching collusion. [Special counsel Robert] Mueller may have something else; I don't know. So far there's no indication of it."

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has said she prefers waiting until Mueller's report comes out about his investigation before considering impeachment, is facing off against a Democratic base that is demanding the hearings.

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