GOP Rep. Devin Nunes ripped the Democrats’ vote to formally authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Trump Thursday; saying lawmakers have “no evidence,” just the “unlimited cooperation” from the mainstream media.
“First they insisted that the President is a Russian agent. Then they claimed he’s a money launderer and a tax cheat and a fraudulent businessman. Now they’ve decided they don’t like the way he talks to foreign leaders,” said Nunes on the House floor.
“They have no evidence; they have no argument to support impeachment. All they have is the unconditional cooperation of the media to advance their narrative,” he added.
Rep. @DevinNunes: "First they insisted that the President is a Russian agent. Then they claimed he's a money launderer and a tax cheat and a fraudulent businessman. Now they've decided they don't like the way he talks to foreign leaders." pic.twitter.com/tM0mg6RC1Y
— The Hill (@thehill) October 31, 2019
Democratic members of the House of Representatives approved new legislation Thursday that formalizes their impeachment inquiry against President Trump; passing the resolution along party lines.
The final vote was 232-196. Two Democrats voted against the investigation.
“A yes vote on this resolution today gives a stamp of approval to a process that has been damaged beyond all repair and a blatant and obvious coup to unseat a sitting president of the United States,” Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., said.
“I do not take any pleasure in the need for this resolution,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said. “We are here because the facts compel us to be here.”
“The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!” posted Trump shortly after the vote.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
“With today’s vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules,” said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.