Republican lawmakers are furious over the continued push by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Democrats to pursue impeachment hearings, saying Democrats are ignoring a mountains of evidence showing the FBI’s probe into President Donald Trump and Russia was all based on lies.
Lewandowski, who once served as Trump’s campaign chairman, addressed an onslaught of questions by Democrats on the panel. The crux of the questioning from the first half of the hearing was regarding Trump and Lewandowski’s involvement in getting a message to then Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding limiting the extent of the Russia investigation.
Lewandowski said there was nothing illegal in the action. Despite confirming some of the details in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s, Lewandowski told lawmakers he never delivered the president’s message because in June, 2017, he was on vacation with his children.
Lewandowski Fights Back In Opening Statement
He said in his opening statement “the American people continue to be sold a false narrative with the purpose of undermining the legitimacy of the 2016 election results.” He blamed the Democrats for continuing to push the narrative. Lewandowski, who recently announced his bid for Senate in his home state of New Hampshire, added that the Russia hoax was the worst crime perpetrated on the American people in recent history.
The American people don’t want impeachment, but Democrats are more concerned with stopping the President than helping the country, Jim Jordan
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, would agree. Jordan, who was at the forefront of investigations into the FBI’s probe into Trump, told SaraACarter.com the ongoing impeachment hearings are a waste of time. Instead, he said lawmakers need to investigate the FBI’s now debunked probe into President Trump and Russia. He reiterated what Republican lawmakers have said over the past year, that Democrats are fishing because they have nothing on Trump. Three investigations have cleared the president of both conspiracy and obstruction.
“The American people don’t want impeachment, but Democrats are more concerned with stopping the President than helping the country,” said Jordan. “Every investigation they’ve conducted has failed, so they’re changing the rules in the middle of the Congress. Instead of continuing to dig into false accusations, Democrats should join us in finding out where the false accusations came from.”
President Trump Weighs In On Hearing
Trump lauded Lewandowski’s testimony Tuesday, saying “such a beautiful Opening statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you Corey!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski Trends On Twitter
It didn’t end there. The House GOP also bashed Nadler and the Democrats on Twitter saying Lewandowski “calls out Nadler & Judiciary Committee Democrats for continuing their vendetta against @RealDonaldTrump.”
In a more humorous Tweet, Tim Young posted Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, questioning and response from Lewandowski.
“Could you repeat the question…I didn’t hear it…it was just a rant,” Lewandowski responded.
"Could you repeat the question… I didnt hear it… it was just a rant" – Lewandowski shutting down Sheila Jackson Lee's… rant. pic.twitter.com/KNGgzhr7YO
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 17, 2019