Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says He “Can’t Tell You How Much Time” Democrats Have “Wasted” on Impeachment


Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen accused President Donald Trump of an expansive pattern of lies and criminality, offering a damning portrayal of life inside the president’s orbit. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

“I can’t tell you how much time we’ve wasted on this.”

That’s what Congressman Kelly Armstrong had to say of the latest push from Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump. He said the current controversy, with accusations that Trump pursued an untoward arrangement with the leader of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, was “a situation where everything moves faster than the evidence.”

He also said the national press corps “pushes things farther than they go.”

Armstrong said he has read the transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine, as well as the whistleblower’s report, and noted stark differences between what was actually said on the call and how the whistleblower portrayed it. They were “very, very different” Armstrong says.

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