AJC: Heading for NATO summit, Trump slams impeachment effort
Washington, December 3, 2019
Heading for NATO summit, Trump slams impeachment effort
BY JAMIE DUPREE - 12/2/2019
With Democrats in Congress returning from a Thanksgiving break ready to continue their push on a historic impeachment investigation, President Donald Trump on Monday once more blasted the work of House Democrats, saying impeachment undermines him during his foreign travel.
"For them to be doing this, and saying this, and putting an impeachment on the table," the President told reporters as he left the White House for a NATO summit in England, "it's an absolute disgrace what they're doing to our country."
The President's criticism of Democrats for scheduling an impeachment hearing on Wednesday - which White House lawyers refused to attend - was echoed by other Republicans and top Administration officials, part of a broader effort to push back against Democrats in the House.
"The President and GOP allies demanded testimony, then refused to read it," said Rep. Don Beyer. "They said Trump lawyers must be at hearings, then refused to send them."
"The only constant is that they can’t defend Trump’s abuses of power," Beyer added on Twitter.