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Washington D.C. – At a weekly press conference, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) discussed the prewritten timeline the Democrats have had to impeach President Donald Trump from the day he was elected.

“This morning I listened to Speaker Pelosi give us historical references. The one that she skipped was Alexander Hamilton, when he wrote: There will always be the greatest danger that the decision to use the impeachment power would be driven by partisan animosity instead of real demonstrations of innocence or guilt. Today is the day that Hamilton warned us about.

“After winning the majority, [Democrats] had to decide who would become the chairs of their committees. Impeachment committee, or Judiciary, had a campaign for it. Nadler campaigned on the theme that he would be the best for impeachment, and he won the position. On the very first day of swearing-in by their new freshmen that got them the majority…Congresswoman Tlaib said, ‘We are going to impeach the mother—.’ That was their goal from the beginning. Or in May of 2019, Al Green, who has entered the impeachment from the very beginning, said ‘if we do not impeach the president, he will get re-elected.’

“…The sad part about this timeline is they have always had it written, they just never had a case or proof…

“[Democrat] constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley said there was no bribery, no extortion, no obstruction of justice, no abuse of power. He said this would be the fastest, thinnest, weakest impeachment in U.S. history. This is from the individual who did not vote for the president…

“Had Speaker Pelosi spent at least 48 hours and waited until the transcript came forth, America would not have to go through this nightmare. If Speaker Pelosi would have paused and actually listened to the hearing yesterday, she probably would not have made the decision that she made today to try to change her own timeline…It’s not a day that history will be proud of. It’s not a day I hope America ever repeats.”