House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledges that the Senate is unlikely to convict President Donald Trump if he is impeached, but it is still “important to hold the president accountable for what happened,” Rep. Ro Khanna told Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
Khanna, a congressman from California, made the comments after he took part in an hour-and-a-half conference call involving some 170 Democratic House members with party leadership to talk about what to do following the release of the redacted Muller report. He said Pelosi unequivocally stated her opposition to starting impeachment proceedings against Trump, calling it “divisive” and “just not worth it."
Khanna stressed that Pelosi set the tone on the issue, saying “we need to be deliberate and methodical. There shouldn't be any rush to any judgment.”
He added that “what we need to do is have Bob Mueller testify... We just got the report a few days ago or a week ago and the committee should do their work.”
The California representative emphasized that “One of the things I think we can all agree about is the Mueller report’s conclusion that there was sweeping and systemic interference in our election by the Russians. I'm working actually with [House Minority] leader [Kevin] McCarthy and others to find some ways of protecting American democracy from future interference. And that’s a place I think many Americans would agree.”
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