Conflict Of Interest? 10 Of 13 Dems Leading New Ukrainian Investigation Previously Backed Impeachment

It is hard to doubt that congressional Democrats want President Trump impeached but is their bias getting in the way of their congressional duty to remain objective?

A new report from GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel suggests it just might.

According to the report and a subsequent tweet from McDaniel, ten of the 13 Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee already supported impeaching Trump before their new Ukrainian investigation.

“Even BEFORE Democrats cooked up this Ukraine hoax, 10 of 13 Democrats on the House Intel Committee backed a bogus impeachment of @realDonaldTrump. They have wanted to impeach him from the start!” she tweeted.

Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, these Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry and are continuing to host hearings with Trump administration officials to find potential wrongdoing with Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president; but they have wanted to impeach him before any of these hearings.

From the Daily Signal:

The intelligence committee has taken the lead role in the impeachment investigation of Trump, focused on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which the two leaders discussed former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and a Democratic computer server.

But 10 of the 13 Democrats on the committee discussed an impeachment inquiry, actual impeachment, and the removal of, or resignation by, Trump well before news broke of the controversial phone call.

Of the 10, three intelligence committee members—Reps. Carson; Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; and Peter Welch, D-Vt.—were among 95 lawmakers who voted to advance the July impeachment resolution sponsored by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, and that time it was about Trump insulting four first-term members of the House. The Green resolution was tabled on a bipartisan vote of 332 to 95.

— Advertisement —

In September, as news of the Trump call with the Ukraine leader broke, Carson was eager to note on Twitter his past support for proceeding with impeachment, asserting, “It may be the only way to save our Democracy.”

Take a look at what Carson tweeted last month:

Republicans want more transparency in the process (even Democratic Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has echoed these calls) and with most of the Democrats have already expressed an interest in impeaching Trump, it would stand to reason that transparency would help keep these members accountable and objective.

This is especially true when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has been repeatedly caught lying about the underlying evidence of the investigation.

From the Daily Signal:

Republicans have been critical of Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for fabricating the contents of the Trump-Zelensky call. After being criticized for it, Schiff defended his characterization of the call as mere “parody.”

Schiff also lied to the media when he said his staff had never had contact with the whistleblower who revealed Trump and Zelensky talked about the Bidens, according to the Washington Post’s fact-checker, which gave Schiff “four Pinocchios” and PolitiFact, which called the claim false.

While Schiff did not call for an impeachment inquiry before the Ukraine investigation, he did claim his committee had evidence of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. The report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III concluded there was no such collusion.