McCarthy recommends Collins, Ratcliffe, Jordan to represent Trump in Senate impeachment trial

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By Zack Budryk – 12/22/19 11:25 AM EST

McCarthy recommends Collins, Ratcliffe, Jordan to represent Trump in Senate impeachment trial

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySunday shows preview: 2020 race heats up as impeachment moves to Senate The Hill’s Morning Report — Impeachment face-off; Dems go after Buttigieg in debate Trump announces Van Drew will become a Republican in Oval Office meeting MORE (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that GOP Reps. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsHouse votes to impeach Trump ‘Irregardless’ trends on Twitter after Collins impeachment speech The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Dramatic day as House heads toward impeachment vote MORE (Ga.), John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeTrump’s GOP allies huddle at White House on eve of impeachment vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Busy week: Impeachment, Dem debate and USMCA GOP lawmakers jockey for positions as managers MORE (Texas) and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump’s GOP allies huddle at White House on eve of impeachment vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Busy week: Impeachment, Dem debate and USMCA GOP lawmakers jockey for positions as managers MORE (Ohio) should represent President TrumpDonald John TrumpClyburn to White House: ‘I am not going to be intimidated’ Trump to headline event for evangelicals in the new year Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Trump won’t pursue steel, aluminum tariffs MORE in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

“These are individuals I would actually pull in at the White House,” McCarthy told Fox’s Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoKudlow: New trade deals should boost economic growth by half percentage point Top Republican: Democrats’ weekend document dump shows impeachment inquiry is a ‘farce’ Nunes: ‘Sickening’ that Schiff obtained his phone records MORE on “Fox News Futures,” adding “you want people that have been through this, understand it, been in the hearings even when they were in the basement,” referencing the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility where the initial closed-door House impeachment hearings took place.

All three members named by McCarthy were vocal defenders of Trump during the House’s impeachment hearings, including Collins, who is ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Jordan, who serves on the Judiciary panel and was also temporarily transferred to the House Intelligence Committee for its portion of the impeachment hearings.

Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor, was nominated to replace Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsFormer US intel official says Trump would often push back in briefings Hillicon Valley: Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract in court | State antitrust investigation into Google expands | Intel agencies no longer collecting location data without warrant Intelligence agencies have stopped collecting cellphone data without warrants: letter MORE as Director of National Intelligence in July following his questioning of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a ‘failure’ Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE, but withdrew his nomination amid reports that he had embellished his prosecutorial record.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump blasts ‘unfair’ impeachment, ‘extreme leftists’ in speech to young conservatives Sunday shows preview: 2020 race heats up as impeachment moves to Senate Global health is the last bastion of bipartisan foreign policy MORE (D-Calif.) has delayed transferring two House-passed articles of impeachment over Trump’s dealings with Ukraine to the Senate and has not named Democratic impeachment managers for the president’s trial in the upper chamber.

Tags Maria Bartiromo John Ratcliffe Kevin McCarthy Robert Mueller Donald Trump Doug Collins Jim Jordan Dan Coats Nancy Pelosi

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