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We're very serious about trying to get Meadows to testify to us. And we're very serious about trying to get Jeffrey Clark to testify, but the closer you get to Donald Trump, the more afraid they are of both Donald Trump and also of being criminally prosecuted, so they're turning to the Fifth Amendment.
What she said to me was,' When are you going to do your investigation of the violence surrounding Black Lives Matter ?' And I said,' Like with Kyle Rittenhouse who went and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters ? I'm sure there will be an opportunity for us to get to that,' and then, you know, it degenerated it from there as you can imagine.
An important part of the work of the January 6 select committee is to figure out how to deal with this huge security threat of domestic violent extremism, we've already made huge investments in trying to fortify The Capitol and protect ourselves. But fundamentally, we've got to deal with this pervasive threat.
The impeachment manager Mr. Ciccilinecorrectly and accurately quoted a newspaper account which the distinguished senator has taken objection to. So we're happy to withdraw it on the grounds that it is not true and we are going to withdraw it this evening without any prejudice to the ability to resubmit if possible and then we could debate it if we need it.
I picked a helluva time for take your daughter to work day, after an extremely long and dreadful day I was able to send Tabitha and Hank home after 9:30 or 10 p.m. I hugged them and said to Tabitha,' I promise it wouldn't be like this the next time you come to the Capitol.' And she said,' Dad there isn't gon na be a next time.'.
I don't think anybody would seriously argue that we should establish a precedent where every president on the way out the door has two weeks or three weeks or four weeks to try to incite an armed insurrection against the union, this was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America.
Today we’re looking at Section 4, which we are asking the Vice President to invoke by activating and mobilizing the Cabinet to declare what is patently obvious to a horrified and anxious nation : the President is not even minimally discharging the basic duties of his office, i do n’t think there is a reasonable person in the country with his or her eyes open who does n’t understand that the President was hell-bent on trying to challenge, undermine, and overturn the result of the election in all of the events leading up to January 6th, and on January 6th.
We're in the middle of looking at a whole set of unprecedented lawless activities by the White House. And it's not that this is disconnected from it, it's relevant to it. I mean, judicial corruption contaminates everything. So this is relevant and we should get the information that we can, but we also have limited resources.
The Constitution calls for impeachment in cases of bribery, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors, so the legal case should indeed be compelling, the evidence should be overwhelming and the politics should be bipartisan. He may not be worth it but of course that's not the standard. The country is certainly worth it if The Constitution and the public interest demand it.
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