Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) spoke with host Judge Jeanine Pirro Saturday night on Fox News pertaining to impeachment, which will begin in the Senate, Tuesday.
Meadows argued that the articles of impeachment should be dismissed, saying that “it’s the first time there is not an underlying crime” in a presidential impeachment trial.
Judge Jeanine began by telling Rep. Meadows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) admitted she held back the articles of impeachment from the Senate for almost a month to “force Republicans to call witnesses”, adding, “Now the ball is in their court to do or pay a price,” Pelosi said.
Congressman Meadows thinks the narrative continues to change with Pelosi and wondered: “Maybe she was waiting for all those impeachment pens to arrive on special order.”
“More importantly than that, if she was serious about calling witnesses, then why didn’t she subpoena the very witnesses she’s talking about bringing forth in the Senate? She actually withdrew the subpoenas. She’s not serious about it judge. But we do know that it’s going to go to the Senate and it should be dismissed,” Rep. Meadows argued.
He noted that “one of the things Republicans are hearing” is that Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is making an announcement that he believes there should be an amendment to dismiss the case. “The main way that you make this so that it does not become a circus is to have that not only at the beginning of this trial but throughout this process. Because I think our Senators are going to find there is not a case here,” Meadows said. (Continued Below)
Judge Jeanine agreed with Rep. Meadows saying the Senators “should make the motion to dismiss after Adam Schiff and that lying pack of House managers don’t prove a case.”
“It’s the first time there is not an underlying crime and actually some of my Senate colleagues pointed that out. We were having some discussions and they said, ‘Where’s the underlying crime?’ It’s just not there. But more importantly than that, Adam Schiff continues to tell one falsehood after another and trying to spin a narrative that would suggest this president did something inappropriate,” the North Carolina congressman said.
He pointed out that he has seen the evidence and was in the depositions adding, “The Senators will reach the same conclusion that we reached– that there is just not a case there.” (Video Below)
Rep. Meadows concluded in his interview with Judge Jeanine: “We had five witnesses that said the president did nothing wrong. We have President Zelensky, the two underneath him. How many more witnesses do we have to have to come out that [say] the president did not pressure them, before Nancy Pelosi and her team will agree? There will never be enough witnesses that would exonerate this president and for her satisfaction.” [Emphasis added].
“This is a sad day for America, but it will be a good day soon,” he added.
Rep. Mark Meadows’ official remarks with Judge Jeanie:
.@RepMarkMeadows argues tonight that the articles of impeachment should be dismissed and says that “it’s the first time there’s not an underlying crime” in a presidential impeachment trial. pic.twitter.com/Jpg5qFFCCp
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) January 19, 2020
Rep. Mark Meadows also tweeted:
Democrats said impeachment was “urgent,” and then sat on their own articles for 4 weeks
They insisted it was “somber,” and then handed out commemorative pens and posed for pictures
The hypocrisy is overwhelming
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 16, 2020
(Related: Pelosi: “The President Has Been Impeached & Nothing Either He Or McConnell Can Do Will Change That”)