Rep. Chris Stewart hit the Sunday political chat show circuit where he continued his strident defense of President Donald Trump against the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
“I don’t think the evidence is building at all. I think the evidence is crumbling. I think the Democrats know they’re in trouble on this, which is why we keep moving the goal post,” said Stewart on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
The House is currently investigating whether President Donald Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until that country’s newly elected president agreed to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
“We went from some supposed quid pro quo, but we know that didn’t happen. Now (Speaker) Pelosi said we’re going to impeach and remove the president for bribery. The longer these hearings go on, the less American are going to support it,” said Stewart.
During Friday’s public hearing involving former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, President Trump attacked her on Twitter as she testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Some Democrats on the committee said Trump’s attack was a real-time attempt to intimidate a witness, which in itself could be considered an impeachable act. Stewart disagreed.
“The president communicates in ways sometimes I wouldn’t. I doubt she was intimidated by a single tweet. If your basis for impeachment is going to include a tweet, that shows how weak your evidence is,” he said.