House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsSunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday’s House Judiciary hearing Trump, first lady take part in National Christmas Tree lighting Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It’s not a “foregone conclusion” that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren ‘Pocahontas,’ knocks wealth tax MORE, saying he considered Democratic defections more likely.
“Based on my conversations with them I don’t see a single Republican defecting. They’ve looked at the facts they know where we are on this,” the conservative lawmaker said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think if anything there’s more pressure on my Democrat colleagues. I know there are a few that are out there that are real concerned.”
Meadows also backed Trump on claims he made that his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr Trump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine MORE, would present information he had obtained in Ukraine before Congress.
“I think if [Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPence’s office questions Schiff’s request to declassify more material from official’s testimony: report Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday’s House Judiciary hearing Trump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls MORE [D-Calif.]wants to look at the evidence whether it comes from Rudy Giuliani or anyone else, wouldn’t he be happy to see any evidence of foreign intervention in terms of the 2016 election?” Meadows asked.
Pressed by host Margaret Brennan on whether he would consider information from Giuliani trustworthy, Meadows replied: “I would trust any information that comes to congress to be able to be evaluated in a neutral manner. If they’re bringing information, Congress has the obligation to look at it.”
Brennan also asked Meadows whether he considered it contradictory that the White House has complained about being unable to participate in the process but also refusing to participate in the process when invited.
“If I get to control the rules, I’ll win every time. Should the president participate in an unfair process? Absolutely not,” he responded.