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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) was confronted Sunday over remarks he made about then-Bill Clinton’s impending impeachment in 1998 that would prove his current political pursuit against President Donald Trump to be hypocritical.

In 1998, Nadler, being that he is a Democrat, opposed Clinton’s impeachment. CNN host Dana Bash confronted Nadler on “State of the Union” with what he said at the time:

They must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties, and largely opposed by the other.

Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy, would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come.

After playing the clip, Bash asked how Nadler’s current pursuit of impeachment is different, especially considering not a single Republican has indicated they will support impeachment.

“So, right now, you are moving forward with impeachment proceedings against a Republican president without support from even one congressional Republican,” Bash asked. “Is it fair to say that this impeachment, in your words from back then, will produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come?”

In response, Nadler completely ignored Bash’s question, slamming the president instead.

“I think what puts bitterness and divisiveness into our politics is the conduct of the president, who calls — who questions the patriotism of people who don’t agree with him, who calls political opponents human scum, who talks about the fake press, who derides the judiciary, who questions — who attacks all our democratic institutions,” Nadler told Bash.

Bash shot back, “So, you are willing to impeach the president with no Republican votes, correct?”

Nadler responded that Democrats will impeach the president “on adequate and urgent grounds to defend our democratic republic.” He said it is up to Republican lawmakers “whether they want to be patriots or partisans,” implying that voting to impeach Trump is the patriotic decision.

Earlier in his interview, Nadler claimed the case that Democrats have against the president is so “rock solid” that any jury would return a guilty verdict “in about three minutes flat.”

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24 Comments
  • Crystal says:

    This is a show to disgrace Trump and get democrat support which is falling like a rock. Democrats are so pathetically stupid and corrupt they dont care that this will go to the Senate which is controlled by Republicans and and then they will subpoena every single one of these treasonous democrats and expose their crimes!!!! They know they cannot win in 2020 and have talked impeachment since Trumps 1st day in office.
    The liar Nadler forgets about Hillary being subpoenaed for her 33,000 emails and she deleted them!!! Or Eric Holder not appearing after being subpoenaed. Nadler is a damn liar and heres the proof.

    https://www.usnews.com/debate-club/was-the-house-right-to-hold-eric-holder-in-contempt/eric-holder-is-defying-the-law-by-resisting-subpoena

    https://nypost.com/2016/09/28/the-fbis-hillary-email-probe-is-looking-even-more-like-a-coverup/

  • Pat says:

    Typical Dimm, ignore the question that shows how underhanded and partisan you are! Kudos to Bash for even asking the obvious; most “journalists” at CNN won’t do that!

  • Crystal says:

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    Why CNN real news to truthful for you!
    This is a show to disgrace Trump and get democrat support which is falling like a rock. Democrats are so pathetically stupid and corrupt they dont care that this will go to the Senate which is controlled by Republicans and and then they will subpoena every single one of these treasonous democrats and expose their crimes!!!! They know they cannot win in 2020 and have talked impeachment since Trumps 1st day in office.
    The liar Nadler forgets about Hillary being subpoenaed for her 33,000 emails and she deleted them!!! Or Eric Holder not appearing after being subpoenaed. Nadler is a damn liar and heres the proof.

    https://www.usnews.com/debate-club/was-the-house-right-to-hold-eric-holder-in-contempt/eric-holder-is-defying-the-law-by-resisting-subpoena

    https://nypost.com/2016/09/28/the-fbis-hillary-email-probe-is-looking-even-more-like-a-coverup/

  • Joel Johnston says:

    You poor bastard Nadler! You, and your flock of sheep are the ones that are trying to affect the election. Again! You are losers, and will continue to lose!!!

  • pookie says:

    jabba the hutt’s cousin nadler is going to burn in hell.

  • Jane says:

    The one thing I see is the money was going to be sent during an election. The call was to congratulate the newly elected president. Why would anyone send that much money to a country that is in the middle of an election when you don’t know what the outcome will be?

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