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Rep. Gaetz: Impeachment ‘Is the Cop-Out for the Lack of an Agenda’

By Craig Millward | November 4, 2019 | 1:45pm EST
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Getty images/Alex Wong)

(CNSNews.com)- Speaking on Mark Levin’s Fox News show “Life, Liberty and Levin” on Sunday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said the House Democrats’ pursuit of impeachment is a “cop-out for the lack of an agenda that impacts the lives of the American people.”

“[W]hat would the Democrats use to galvanize their movement, if not impeachment? Would Democrats be able to point to their infrastructure plan? Would they be able to point to their healthcare plan? Would they be able to point to sound policy on trade? Of course not,” Gaetz told Host Mark Levin. “They haven’t done anything. And so, this is the cop-out for the lack of an agenda that impacts the lives of the American people. This House Democratic group has issued more subpoenas than they have passed bills.”

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) agreed, telling Levin that impeachment is a “diversionary tactic by the Democrats” to “have the American people focusing on Russian collusion 2.0, a hoax that helped them win the 2018 elections.”

 “Our task as Americans is to make sure the American people understand the foundational principles to help make America the greatest nation in world history and that those principles are under attack,” Brooks said.


Below is a transcript of the conversation between Mark Levin and Rep. Gaetz, followed by Rep. Brooks’ closing comments: 

Mark Levin: “Isn’t he right? Isn’t this about 2020? They know this is going nowhere in the Senate. They want to push the trial into the general election. They want to put that scarlet letter ‘I’ on the president's forehead so when he’s running, they're not talking about destroying our healthcare system under some government-run program, keeping our borders open, eviscerating the United States military, taxing every man, woman and child in this country out of their households and so forth. Isn't it true? Even look today: all we talk about is impeachment.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz: “I guess the question to you, Mark, would be: What would the Democrats use to galvanize their movement if not impeachment? Would Democrats be able to point to their infrastructure plan? Would they be able to point to their healthcare plan? Would they be able to point to sound policy on trade? Of course not. They haven’t done anything. And so, this is the cop-out for the lack of an agenda that impacts the lives of the American people. 

“This House Democratic group has issued more subpoenas than they have passed bills. And so, when they run back to their districts in Michigan and Pennsylvania and Florida, I don't know what they’re going to tell people who were promised, especially in these districts that Donald Trump won, that their member of Congress would go and work with the president to try to help folks. Instead, they are caving to the radical fringes of the left, Democrat base because, I think, they're afraid of them. I think that Nancy Pelosi is specifically afraid of the Squad-led group.”

Rep. Mo Brooks: “The American people need to understand that this is a diversionary tactic by the Democrats. They want to have the American people focusing on Russian collusion 2.0, a hoax that helped them win the 2018 elections. Our task as Americans is to make sure the American people understand the foundational principles that helped make America the greatest nation in world history and that those principles are under attack. 

“They’re under attack with open borders that are killing Americans at the hands of illegal aliens, thousands each year are dying. Democrats don't want us to be talking about that. We can be talking about deficit and debt and the threat it is to national insolvency and bankruptcy. Socialism versus free enterprise: one produces wealth and the other produces poverty. So, we can't let the Democrats monopolize the conversation by creating this false image of impeachment when there are very many substantive challenging issues that define us as a people.” 


 

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