During an appearance late Saturday on Fox News’ “Watters World,” retiring North Carolina. Rep. Mark Meadows offered another dose of indisputable evidence that the House Democrats’ impeachment efforts are rooted solely in politics.
Asked by host Jesse Watters to describe how Democrats have been behaving behind the scenes, away from the partisan media’s cameras, the Republican lawmaker revealed that they’ve been un-somberly partying it up like it’s 1999.
“A lot of the democrats were wearing black trying to put on this PR stuff as if this was a somber mood … [but] I can tell you, they’re high-fiving in the hallway if they’re from a real Democrat district, a real progressive district,” he revealed.
To which Watters replied, “That’s pretty selfish [that] these deep blue Democrat district representatives are out there high-fiving, fist-bumping, celebrating, spiking the football.”
It’s selfish, disingenuous, phony, wicked, you name it …
Listen to their whole discussion below:
As the discussion began, Meadows slammed Pelosi’s fake “somber” persona.
“There’s nothing serious about what Nancy Pelosi has done, other than the fact she was serious about trying to get a political advantage,” he said.
“They’re not actually coming after Donald Trump. They’re coming after every single person who voted for Donald Trump. This is all about making sure that 232 Democrats will actually supplant their will for the will of the people.”
To make matters worse, the North Carolina lawmaker added, now Pelosi’s trying to force the GOP-led Senate to abide by her will as if she’s the queen of the world.
“Nancy Pelosi wants to control what happens in the Senate,” Meadows explained. “She wants to bring new witnesses. I thought the whole case was unbelievably ironclad and certainly beyond anything we could ever imagine, and yet she wants more witnesses because there’s a flaw in the case she’s already made!”
Her strategy entails withholding the House’s articles of impeachment until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell complies with her demands. The problem, according to Watters, is that by issuing these demands, “she’s exposed herself.”
“She’s exposed herself by playing these games, and it looks partisan, it looks political,” the FNC host noted. “And McConnell’s not going to put up with any of this. I don’t know what’s going on in the Senate or how it’s going to shake out, but it’s not going to shake out in Nancy’s favor.”
“Some House Democrats imply they are withholding the [impeachment] articles for some kind of leverage so they can dictate the Senate process to senators,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday.
“I admit, I’m not sure what leverage there is in refraining from sending us something we do not want. But alas, if they can figure that out, they can explain it. Meanwhile, other House Democrats seem to be suggesting they’d prefer never to transmit the articles. Fine with me!”
Watters then asked Meadows about the atmosphere in Congress. Besides describing the fist-bumps, the Republican lawmaker did note that Democrats from more moderate districts — particularly those that voted for Trump in 2016 — are scared.
“The rest of them are very scared, and they should be, because the American people are seeing beyond this. This is nothing more than a political stunt. … The American people are not buying the argument that Nancy and her colleagues have put forth,” he said.
The polls continue to turn further against the Democrats.
I always like RCP averages of all polls. Seems to be a clear shift against impeachment :/
I’m actually with Tulsi on this one. Let voters remove him in eleven months…but not going to say the guy is perfectly innocent. pic.twitter.com/VITUa990ln
— Wayne Vernon (@cory__vernon) December 21, 2019
Meadows then shared his theory that the moderate Democrats who voted for impeachment despite the public’s growing opposition to it will face hell come reelection time next November.
“I can tell you that what happens — that in some of those … traditional states that no Republican was ever supposed to win, yet Donald Trump won them — what’s happening is many of those Democrat members of Congress will go home,” he said.
“This may be the only ‘important’ vote they ever take, because what’s going to happen is, when 2020 rolls around, they’re going to find themselves on the losing side of the vote tally.”
The discussion concluded with Watters questioning the Republican lawmaker about his plans to retire once his term concludes in late 2020.
“For everything, there is a season. After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I’m announcing that my time serving Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of this term,” Meadows had said in a statement published Thursday morning.
Rumors have since emerged that he’s pining for a seat in the Trump administration come 2021. Unfortunately, those rumors were neither quelled nor debunked Saturday.
“I’m going to continue to fight with this president,” was all he was willing to say. “I don’t care where I am, we’re going to continue to fight right now. We’ve got a job to do, and that’s to make sure the American people see this impeachment scam for what it is.”
“I’m going to continue to fight with Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe, Matt Gaetz, and others. And as we look at that, I can tell you, we’re going to stay in the fight, because the job of actually returning America to its rightful owner, we the people, is not done. We’re going to get Donald Trump reelected, and I’m all in for that!”
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