Sunday shows – Republicans, Democrats maneuver ahead of House impeachment vote

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By The Hill staff – 12/15/19 11:38 AM EST

Republicans and Democrats laid out their final arguments during the political talk shows on Sunday morning ahead of an expected House vote this week on two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump’s impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: ‘Really pathetic!’ MORE.

The House Judiciary Committee passed the articles late last week on a party-line vote.

If passed by the full House, the Republican-controlled Senate would decide whether to remove the president from office.

Read The Hill’s full coverage below:

Schiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a ‘failure’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump’s potential acquittal in a Senate impeachment trial would not signal a “failure” for House Democrats.
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Nadler pushes back on suggestion Democrats have failed their own ‘test’ on impeachment
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday pushed back on the suggestion that Democrats have failed their own “test” on impeachment by not gaining enough support from Republicans.
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Senate Democrat ‘gravely concerned’ about what Trump might do before election if acquitted
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Senators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report DOJ inspector general refutes Trump claim that Obama tapped his wires MORE (D-Del.) said Sunday that he is “gravely concerned” about what President Trump might do before the 2020 election if the president is acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial.
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Brown ‘disappointed’ in GOP colleagues’ ‘see-no-evil, hear-no-evil attitude’
By REBECCA KLAR
Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: ‘This will be the first trade agreement I’ve ever voted for’ Trump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field MORE (D-Ohio) said Sunday he’s “disappointed” in the vast number of Republicans unwilling to put partisan politics aside to evaluate allegations of President Trump’s wrongdoing as part of the ongoing impeachment process.
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Texas Republican: You can oppose impeachment and disagree with ‘some of this behavior’
By REBECCA KLAR
“This is such a monumental vote using this process of impeachment is one of the most serious things the House of Representatives can do,” Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses two Texas Democrats Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, ‘put country over politics’ MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday.
“My fear is that you weaponize impeachment for political gains in the future.”
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Graham says he doesn’t need to hear impeachment witnesses: ‘I am ready to vote’
By REBECCA KLAR
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump’s impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip MORE (R-S.C.) doubled down on his push for a speedy Senate impeachment trial, saying he doesn’t need to hear from witnesses before taking a vote on whether to convict or acquit President Trump.
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Cruz says he intends to ‘fully’ follow impeachment oath
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
“I fully intend to follow my oath,” Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial The Hill’s Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal MORE (R-Texas) told ABC’s “This Week” “But the oath of a Senate juror — it has some similarities to a criminal trial, but it has some differences as well.”
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Durbin: Witnesses to exonerate Trump may not exist
By REBECCA KLAR
Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Lawmakers introduce bill taxing e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaigns Senators zero in on shadowy court at center of IG report MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday there may be no witnesses to exonerate President Trump based on the White House’s reluctance to provide evidence as part of the ongoing impeachment probe.
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Paul: Democrats have ‘decided to criminalize politics’
By REBECCA KLAR
Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Pentagon to take bigger role in vetting foreign students after Pensacola shooting Overnight Defense: House passes compromise defense bill | Turkey sanctions advance in Senate over Trump objections | Top general says military won’t be ‘raping, burning and pillaging’ after Trump pardons MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Democrats have decided to “criminalize politics” while he defended President Trump against allegations of wrongdoing as the House pushes forward with the impeachment process.
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Rep. Zeldin: Pelosi ‘got rolled by the far left of her conference’ on impeachment
By MARTY JOHNSON
“I don’t think that [Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiUSMCA is nice but no model Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties Grassley urges White House to help farmers in year-end tax talks MORE] brought forth this impeachment because she woke up one day and decided that impeachment was the right thing to do,” Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinTrump signs executive order combating anti-Semitism on campuses Lawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump MORE (R-N.Y.) said. “I think that she got rolled by the far left of her conference.
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Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip
By JORDAIN CARNEY
“Well, I don’t know what he found, but if he wants to come the Judiciary Committee — Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I’ll be glad to talk to you. When it comes to impeachment, I want to base my decision on the record assembled in the House,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.
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Fox’s Chris Wallace spars with Comey over Horowitz report
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Judiciary Democrats approve articles of impeachment setting up House vote next week Huckabee teases Hannity appearance, says he’ll explain why Trump is eligible for third term MORE sparred with Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceThe Hill’s Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday Fox’s Chris Wallace calls out Trump for the ‘most sustained assault on freedom of the press’ in US history Comey, Schiff to be interviewed by Fox’s Chris Wallace MORE on Sunday over the results of the Justice Department’s inspector general’s report on the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign and whether it cleared the FBI of wrongdoing.
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GOP senator argues that USMCA is a ‘complete capitulation to Pelosi’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump’s ‘due process’ remark on guns MORE (R-Penn.) argued on Sunday that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement is a “complete capitulation” to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on trade.
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Tags Lindsey Graham Sherrod Brown Chris Wallace Nancy Pelosi Donald Trump Jerry Nadler Adam Schiff Chris Coons Dick Durbin James Comey Lee Zeldin Pat Toomey Rand Paul Will Hurd Ted Cruz Sunday shows

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