White House press secretary Sarah Sanders blasted the Democrats for spending time on impeachment investigations instead of other major policy areas.
Since the report from Special Counsel Mueller found that President Trump did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, the Dems have taken the investigations into the collusion and obstruction of justice into their own hands.
House Committee chairs Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings have tried in many ways of digging up dirt on the President, including issuing subpoenas and trying to force the IRS to turn over Trump’s personal tax returns in hopes of finding some evidence of ties to the collusion or other attempts to obstruct justice.
All of the Democrats’ investigations have triggered calls for impeachment proceedings against the President to force him to comply with further investigations and more media circus.
In the meantime, the crisis at the southern border has continued to spiral out of control, and calls for additional funding are still unanswered. Last week there was an incident where a 16-year-old migrant boy died after complications from influenza, a terrible disease that is spreading in the overcrowded detention facilities.
Sarah Sanders appeared on Fox News and claimed inaction from Congress will cause these tragedies to continue. Sanders said that their focus on impeachment isn’t just bad for them politically, but it’s bad for our country.
The White House Press Secretary called for Democrats to work with President Trump on immigration, the USMCA trade negotiations, and infrastructure. She said that their focus on impeachment shows the Dems “care more about playing partisan political games than they do about the American people.”
“[Impeachment is] not just bad politically, it’s just bad governing. Their job is to come here and actually do something and govern and they’re not doing that. […] Hopefully, they’re going to have a come-to-Jesus moment where they realize what a terrible idea this is. There is no basis whatsoever for impeachment. The Mueller report was conclusive: there was no collusion, there was no obstruction. It’s time to move forward and get some stuff done.” Sanders said.
It’s not yet clear how far the Dems are willing to go with impeachment. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been strongly opposed to moving forward with the proceedings, but following a meeting on Wednesday, Pelosi claimed that President Trump had engaged in a “cover-up.” Her comments make it unclear what the next steps are for Democrats.