Suggesting it would be bad optics for House Democrats to make moves to impeach President Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told The Hill that Democrats won’t “be able to help themselves” from doing it.
“They’re going to impeach Donald Trump,” he told The Hill in an interview published Monday. “Jerry Nadler might not think that now, but like when you see already, the liberal media drumbeat for impeachment and you see already that Nadler and (Elijah) Cummings are talking about impeachable offenses — these guys haven’t even gotta into power yet and they’re already talking about impeachable offenses.”
“So over time the pressure will mount,” he continued. “There will be a push from the, like (Alexandria) Ocasio-Cortez wing of the party to have impeachment. I mean 70 percent of Democratic primary voters support impeachment. I think impeachment is more popular with Democratic primary voters than the wall is with Republican primary voters.”
Gaetz, a frequent Trump cheerleader who was recently on the short list to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, has also been a vocal critic of the Russia probe since day one. In the same interview with The Hill, he suggested that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has grown because investigators are still fishing for evidence that Trump committed a crime.