Trump on Impeachment: 'Continuation of Greatest Witch Hunt in History of Politics'
Trump called the possibility of impeachment 'absolutely ridiculous'
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the House of Representatives’ latest impeachment push, calling it a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
The president made the remarks as he left the White House for a border wall ceremony in Alamo, Texas.
Trump called the possibility of impeachment “absolutely ridiculous,” adding that he thinks “it’s causing tremendous anger.”
Trump did not respond to questions whether he would resign from office ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20
The president elaborated on his speech before the Capitol Hill riot.
“If you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places."
"That was a real problem, what they said,” he stated.
“But they’ve analyzed my speech, and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence, and everybody to a T thought it was totally appropriate.”
On Monday, Neon Nettle reported Republicans blocked a quick bill calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove rump from office.
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Democrats asked for consideration of a bill calling on Pence to mobilize the 25th Amendment amid fallout from last week’s Capitol riot.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also revealed that a key motivator behind the impeach push was to block Trump from being elected again in the future.
In a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday night, Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) said that Democrats are seeking to eliminate any chance Trump has of taking back the White House in four years.
The riot at the U.S. Capitol Building last week has quickly become one of Trump’s greatest challenges to his presidency.
Democrats and their allies in Big Tech and the media blame the president for the unrest that led to five deaths and dozens of arrests.
The speaker said that she prefers using the 25th Amendment "because it gets rid of him."
"But there is strong support in the Congress for impeaching the president a second time," she said.