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Pelosi Using Impeachment Inquiry to Influence 2020 Elections: Scalise

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is using the impeachment inquiry to influence the 2020 presidential elections.

By attempting to remove Republican President Donald Trump from office, Pelosi and her cohorts are trying to undo the results of the last presidential election while helping decide who will be the next commander-in-chief, Scalise told reporters on Oct. 31.

“If you look at where we are at right now, were at an important point in history. Clearly, there are people that we serve with that dont like the results of the 2016 election—thats their prerogative—but the country next year will be deciding who our president is going to be,” Scalise said.

“It should not be Nancy Pelosi and a small group of people that she selects that get [to] determine whos going to be our president.”

Some Democrats have admitted that without the removal of Trump, the president will win re-election, including Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), Scalise noted.

“They dont really want to get to the truth. They want to remove a sitting president. In fact, the author of the articles of impeachment [Green] said, if they dont impeach the president, he will get re-elected. Now thats not why we have impeachment. Alexander Hamilton made it very clear. His concern, when they were trying to promote the Constitution, was that he didnt want to see the impeachment used for political purposes, yet thats what happened today,” he said.

“Its a tainted process.”

Republicans have criticized the impeachment resolution that passed earlier Thursday, noting it enables House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to block some witnesses and questions from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member on the committee.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gavels the close of a vote by the House of Representatives on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry centered on President Donald Trump in Washington on Oct. 31, 2019. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pelosi, appearing on Stephen Colberts “The Late Show” on Thursday night, insisted that Democrats dont want to impeach Trump.

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