|Posted by George Freund on May 23, 2019 at 9:45 AM|
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi's approach on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump
'Speaker Pelosi is doing it the right way. Let's try to unearth as much information as we can,' he said on CNN
Pelosi has held back Democrats calls to start proceedings against the president, arguing to let the House probes finish their investigations of Trump
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats for holding a meeting on impeachment Wednesday before coming to the White House
'It just doesn't work that way,' Sanders said on CNN
Meanwhile, the president tried to frame Democrats as a 'do-nothing party' fixated on impeaching him in a series of early morning tweets
Trump is locked in a war of words that Pelosi started by claiming he's engaged in a 'cover-up' of 'impeachable offenses'
By EMILY GOODIN, U.S POLITICAL REPORTER and DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 08:08 EDT, 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:34 EDT, 23 May 2019
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's approach on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday night, saying Democrats need to uncover as much information as possible before moving forward.
'Speaker Pelosi is doing it the right way. Let's try to unearth as much information as we can to show the American people as well as we can that how poorly this president is performing,' Schumer said on CNN.
'Once the facts come out the American people and the House and who knows maybe the Senate will make decisions,' he added.
Pelosi has held back Democrats calls to start proceedings against the president, arguing instead to let the six House committees investigating Trump's businesses, taxes, and administration to do their work first.
Her approach has worked with her party so far. But Schumer didn't hold back his frustration with the president, who stormed out of an infrastructure meeting with Democrats at the White House on Wednesday.
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'We have never had a president like this,' he said.
But, he added, Democrats will continue their Trump investigations despite the president's threat not to work with them until they stand down.
'We have to keep doing our job which we are trying to do and holding the president accountable. And I think we’re doing a good job of each and that’s why he threw his temper tantrum because he’s so frustrated by what happened,' Schumer said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made a rare appearance on CNN to blast Democrats for holding a meeting on impeachment Wednesday morning before coming to the White House to talk infrastructure.
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'You can't literally have a meeting like Nancy Pelosi did yesterday just an hour before she got to the White House where she accused the president of a crime, said he had engaged in a cover-up, and show up and pretend like nothing has happened and let's just sit down and talk about roads and bridges,' Sanders said.
'It just doesn't work that way. She knows that. Nancy Pelosi's problem is she's totally lost control of her party. She's got the far-left wing telling her what to do, maybe some of the moderates that actually want to get something done, and she's lost control and at some point she has to make a decision of which direction she's going to take,' she added.
Sanders argued the only item on Democrats' agenda in Congress is to investigate the president.
'They are incapable of doing anything other than investigating this president. They spend all of their time attacking him, and the fact that they would have a meeting an hour before they are set to arrive at the White House where Nancy Pelosi literally accuses the president of a crime and then wants to walk into his office and sit down as if nothing happened? That's just - that's lunacy. That's not even in the realm of possibilities,' she said.
Trump tried Thursday to frame Democrats as a 'do-nothing party' fixated on impeaching him, as the implications of the previous day's bipartisan blowup settled over Washington.
'The Democrats are getting nothing done in Congress. All of their effort is about a Re-Do of the Mueller Report, which didn’t turn out the way they wanted. It is not possible for them to investigate and legislate at the same time,' Trump wrote in a morning tweet.
Their heart is not into Infrastructure, lower drug prices, pre-existing conditions and our great Vets. All they are geared up to do, six committees, is squander time, day after day, trying to find anything which will be bad for me. A pure fishing expedition like this never happened before, & it should never happen again!'
'The Democrats have become known as THE DO NOTHING PARTY!' he jabbed minutes later.
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