House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has gotten "rolled" by her caucus in pursuing "this ridiculous impeachment," which is why Democrats are finally moving to give President Donald Trump some legislative victories, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said.
"I don't think that she brought forth this impeachment because she woke up one day and decided that impeachment was the right thing to do," Zeldin told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "I think that she got rolled by the far left of her conference, and they forced her to take on this impeachment."
Zeldin told host John Catsimatidis "this desire to try to overthrow the president" has "sucked up" too much oxygen in Washington.
"I don't think she wanted to be in this place," he added. "Politically, if you're going to move forward with this ridiculous impeachment, that's why they're trying to get USMCA over the finish line, and that's why they don't want a government shut down, because they will be blamed for it."
But Democrats might have dealt themselves self-inflicted wounds for the 2020 elections anyway through impeachment, Zeldin continued.
"I think it's counterproductive to the political aspirations of Democrats as next year's election approaches," he said, pointing to Democrats in 31 districts won by President Trump in 2016 who are being "sacrificed."
"They are being thrown over the cliff, or thrown in front of the bus, depending on how you’re looking at it, he added. "They'll vote yes.
"And then they're going to end up losing their seats."
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