Sen. Lee: Impeachment of Trump Won't Turn Out Well for Dems in 2020
Pelosi says no immediate plan to impeach.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Tuesday that the impeachment of Bill Clinton did not turn out well for Republicans in the late 90s and such a move against President Trump would backfire similarly on Democrats in 2020.
Though Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not allege a Trump-Russia criminal conspiracy, his report last week did lay out findings on possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
The report states that Trump directed then-White House counsel Don McGahn to remove Mueller in June 2017, but McGahn refused the request, later telling an associate that Trump had asked him to do "crazy s***."
Some House Democrats are pointing to the alleged obstruction as the basis for impeachment proceedings. Lee said on "Fox & Friends" that it's clear Democrats were "woefully disappointed" by the Mueller report.
"They have been holding out for this mystical Mueller report for two years. They believed that it was going to be the answer to all of their problems," said Lee, emphasizing that impeachment cannot get through the Republican-controlled Senate.
"The 'there' isn't there," said Lee, doubting that the Mueller report lays out a clear case of obstruction of justice.
Also on the show, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) detailed a conference call between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on the response to the Mueller report.
Khanna said he hopes the parties can work together on preventing future election interference by Russia or other nations. He said Democrats are not ready to move forward on impeachment just yet.
"I think what we need to do is have Bob Mueller testify. We need to have the committees do their work," said Khanna.
Pelosi and fellow House leaders said on the conference call that there are no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment.