Rep. Nunes: Dems on a 'Sugar High' With Polls Showing Public Support for Impeachment

By Susan Jones | October 10, 2019 | 9:23am EDT
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaks with ranking member Devin Nunes at the Mueller hearing on July 24, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

( - Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, says polls indicating public support for impeachment have House Democrats on a “sugar high.”

He also said it's news to him that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't go to court to enforce Democrat subpoenas issued as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.


Byron York of the Washington Examiner tweeted on Wednesday:

Pelosi won't go to court to enforce subpoenas. Who needs it? Takes time; might lose. Instead, House will keep churning out subpoenas but impeach Trump based on what is known now, plus obstruction article covering unanswered subpoenas. Quick, no fuss.

Nunes weighed in Wednesday night in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity:

Look, I find it interesting that Pelosi is not even going to bother to try to fight the administration and take this to court. I think that's new information. I'm surprised at that.

But that means that they really are just racing to get this done. And finally I think what's you’re seeing is they're on a sugar high with poles right now. They've got 90 percent of the media poisoning people. They've got all the tech companies poisoning people.

So they read the polls right now and they want to race quickly, as long as it's 50 percent plus one, to impeach the president. It’s like, I think you said, a rocket docket impeachment. That's what they're trying to go for.

Hannity urged intelligence committee Republicans to boycott what he called a "lawless, unconstitutional, illegitimate scheme." "Don't show up at the hearings," Hannity urged.

But Nunes said at least one Republican and at least one Republican staff lawyer need to be there "to take notes so we know what they are saying."

Schiff has closed witness hearings to the public, which has allowed Democrats to selectively leak only the information that seems damaging to President Trump. Republicans are demanding that transcripts of all witness hearings be released in full, a request that is unlikely to be granted.


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