As Georgians head to the polls for runoff elections today, Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn shut down any prospect of impeachment after President Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a call to “find” votes to overturn the election results.
“It would be a waste of our time here in the House to pursue impeachment. I suspect if all that I heard on this tape is to be investigated, there could very well be criminal charges brought by state and local governments down there in Georgia…and I would hope that that would be pursued. That is something that can be pursued even after Jan. 20,” Clyburn said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I would hope that the House of Representatives would spend its time concentrating on getting ready for this new administration and getting our House in order in order to deliver for the American people so that we can get beyond this pandemic,” Clyburn added.
During a rally last night, Trump also said he hoped Vice President Mike Pence would “come through for us” in the vice president’s largely ceremonial role in certifying the 2020 presidential election results.
“We know what the results are … For the President to be calling upon the vice president to do something to unravel this is just beyond the pale,” Clyburn said.