Democrats have been trying and failing to impeach President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said on Fox News Sunday.
Blackburn was a panelist on the network’s The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton to discuss the Democrats’ unsubstantiated impeachment inquiry.
Blackburn gave perhaps her most significant quote when Hilton asked her one question in particular.
Hilton asked, “Would you vote to convict President Trump if there’s a trial in the Senate?”
The senator responded, “Of course not, of course not.”
Blackburn also said of Democrats and impeachment: “They tried it in 2017. They couldn’t get the floor vote. They tried it in 2018. They couldn’t get the floor vote. Mueller was to be [the silver bullet]. They couldn’t get that to work. They tried it earlier this year and it didn’t work and so here we are…. They’re wanting to prove that something nefarious was done…. This is their Mueller do-over.”
“The rules have been changed by the CIA on how a whistleblower complaint can be filed,” she said. “Over the past year, it was changed so that you would have the ability for someone to file a complaint without firsthand knowledge.”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 30, 2019
Blackburn has said before that the Democrats’ impeachment efforts could backfire.
During a phone call with reporters last Thursday, Blackburn said Democrats risk angering a lot of Americans if they move forward with an impeachment inquiry into Trump, The Tennessee Star reported.
“This announcement (of the impeachment inquiry) was really the culmination of what has been a three-year push for them, and I think if you look at all the polling if they move forward with it they are going to do this at their own risk of alienating a lot of Americans,” Blackburn said.
Last week, during a speech on the Senate floor, Blackburn also called the impeachment inquiry a “witch hunt.”
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
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