House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threw more cold-water on the Democrats’ latest push to remove President Trump from office Wednesday; saying GOP lawmakers destroyed a key impeachment witness in just “90 seconds.”
“In 90 seconds, we had John Ratcliffe destroy [acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill] Taylor’s whole argument,” McCarthy said.
“We can’t really talk about it,” he added. “Adam Schiff won’t let us talk about what happened.”
McCarthy’s comments come hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi published a “fact sheet” detailing her party’s impeachment inquiry.
“President Trump has betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain,” states the document.
“On September 25, the White House released a record of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, which paints a damning picture of Trump abusing his office by pressing a foreign government to interfere in our 2020 elections. President Trump has betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain,” it adds.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2019
“In recent weeks, the nation has learned more about how President Trump abused the power of the presidency by using multiple levers of government – from Vice President Pence to the State Department, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, and Ambassador Kurt Volker – to advance a scheme to undermine our 2020 elections for his political gain, and then to obstruct the congressional inquiry into that scheme,” reads the document.
Read Pelosi’s full “fact sheet” above.