Wallace Battles Dem Rep.: Didn’t Democrats Want to Impeach Bush?
Following statements from Representative Steve King (R-IA) that President Barack Obama was creating a “constitutional crisis” with his executive actions on immigration that would ultimately leave the House with no choice but impeachment, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) how the GOP’s impeachment chatter was different than bills filed by the Democrats to impeach George W Bush.
“It’s completely different,” Jeffries said. “Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) clearly said impeachment is off the table.”
“Basically that’s what [House Speaker] John Boehner (R-OH) said this week, too,” Wallace said.
“John Boehner did not say that, he did not make an unequivocal statement,” Jeffries said, noting that Boehner’s word hadn’t been worth much when he said he wouldn’t shut down the government last fall. “So there’s no real credibility. We’re not clear who actually is running the House of Representatives. Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, seems to have outsized influence.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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