On Episode 44 of War Room: Impeachment, hosts Stephen K. Bannon and Jason Miller discuss an interview with Rep. Anthony Brindisi, one of the 31 freshman Democrats.
To Bannon, the interview demonstrates how “In those 31 [freshman Democrats’] districts, they understand that their political careers are now on the line, and that is where it should be heightened. If you’re going to impeach and have some remedy that is this severe, it ought to have those political consequences to it.”
Rep. Brindisi’s response to a question about his stance on impeachment demonstrates the Democrat’s lack of compelling evidence to support impeachment:
I’m staying neutral at this point. I’m going to listen to both sides. I think some of the evidence that has come out has been very troubling, certainly when you’re talking about withholding military aid to an ally of ours who was under siege by an adversary and possibly doing that because of political purposes. That’s a troubling allegation.
So I’m going to sit back and review all these transcripts and the hearings that have happened. I haven’t had a chance to look at all the hearings because I’ve been doing my own work in Washington. I don’t sit on the Intelligence Committee, so I’ll look at everything and at some point make a decision for what I think is in the best interest of this country.
Bannon says “you can run, but you can’t hide” and to Miller, it demonstrates “this is a guy who’s in trouble.”
Miller equates this to “Jeb Bush’s please clap.” He adds “now we have the Democratic lawmakers pleading “please help.”