01.29.20

Senator David Perdue: Bolton Wouldn’t Change Outcome Of Impeachment Trial

“Why? The two articles are flawed. They are not impeachable.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Shannon Bream on “Fox News at Night” to discuss the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial and President Trump’s new Middle East peace plan.

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Senator David Perdue with Shannon Bream

Highlights:

Ultimate Shutdown: “The reason the Founders set the investigation phase in the U.S. House of Representatives is because they can handle it in committee without shutting the House down. This Senate impeachment trial is the ultimate government shutdown being perpetrated on the American people by Adam Schiff and Chuck Schumer.”

Hypocrisy Of Our Time: “Congressman Nadler said in his opening remarks that Republicans are ‘complicit in a cover up.’ The House Managers called the President’s defense team ‘liars.’ This is the hypocrisy of our time. Right now, they want us to do what they didn't handle in the House.”

Flawed Articles: “Nothing that John Bolton would do or say can change the outcome of this trial. Here’s why: the two articles of impeachment are flawed. They are not impeachable, and the House Democrats didn’t even prove these articles.”

Pandora’s Box: “We will open Pandora’s box if we move to talking about witnesses. This is a precedent-setting decision that if we call one new witness the Democrats didn't call in the House, we set up every future president to be impugned and impeached.”

Time To Move On: “The most important people in this conversation are the people back home. They are over this. They want to move on. They want to acquit this president. This is not a precedent we want to set for future presidents.”

Results In Middle East: “Any time you try to do big things, you’re going to be criticized until progress is made. I see this Middle East Peace Plan as a great opening. After almost a decade under the prior president, who had withdrawn from the rest of the world, President Trump is re-engaging with our allies and calling out our NATO friends to help pay for their own defense. This is a president who is trying to get results in the Middle East, and I applaud him for it.”

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.