in the vicinityVideoRep. Jim Himes on house Democrats ” schedule for the impeachment inquiry
Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, joins Chris Wallace on ” Fox News Sunday.’
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., the No. 2 Democrat on the house Intelligence Committee, which led to the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President trump, defended to move forward with the probe, despite the lack of support from both parties, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once said was necessary, called Trump the actions worse than what was seen during the Nixon administration.
In may 2018, Pelosi said that impeachment efforts “would have to go cross-party move forward.” When the house voted to approve, and set the rules for the impeachment inquiry last week, not a single Republican voted for the support. Himes has not Pelosi’s for 2018-a position disputed, but claimed that Trump the alleged actions so bad that it doesn’t matter.
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“These are abuses of the system, which is said by any stretch of the imagination that requires an answer,” Himes, according to the statement, that “we care about abuse of power and corruption here, which makes the Nixon impeachment look like a children’s game.” He supports this statement by claiming that Nixon headquarters at the Watergate burglary of the Democratic National Committee, and that “no one died in the Ukraine, because Nixon kept upwards with the help of a very vulnerable nation.”
Himes acknowledged that “in principle, Nancy Pelosi is right,” and lamented a lack of support from both parties, but blame Republicans for sticking by the President, to say that the GOP “is now completely given over to a cult of personality for a Trump.”
Republicans have blasted the prosecution’s request, under the direction of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., in exchange for his silence. Himes said he predicts the public, televised hearings begin “some time in the next two or three weeks,” said but, you still need to happening an interview more witnesses behind closed doors, before the.
Himes has said that the transcripts of the closed hearings be published.
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A number of White house officials have already been called to testify over the objections of President Trump. Himes indicated that the former National security adviser John Bolton, will appear soon.
“I think John Bolton was summoned,” Himes said, but noted that he was not sure. Bolton was given as a significant potential witnesses, reported the opposition of Trump’s handling of the Ukraine, the focus of the investigation. Bolton has allegedly been cited as a reference to Trump’s desire to help the Ukraine to investigate his political opponents as a “drug deal.”
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After the vote on the impeachment inquiry, Republicans will have the opportunity to subpoena their own witnesses, but only by the consent of the Democratic majority. When asked by host Chris Wallace if he could promise that ship to the GOP through subpoenas, Himes refused to do this.
“It is a majoritarian institution,” Himes said.