Ex-GOP rep: Ryan’s impeachment claim about Trump 'isn’t true'

Ex-GOP rep: Ryan’s impeachment claim about Trump 'isn’t true'
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Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.) says that Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now Gun proposal picks up GOP support GOP lawmaker Tim Murphy to retire at end of term MORE’s (R-Wis.) claim that Republicans wouldn't be examining impeachment proceedings against a Democratic commander in chief accused of the same things as President Trump “isn’t true.”

A few Democrats — though none in leadership — have said Trump should be impeached over his handling of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but have met with Republican opposition to such a course of action. Ryan has said his caucus still wouldn't be pursuing impeachment the situation were reversed.

“You know this isn’t true,” Inglis tweeted at Ryan alongside The Hill’s article about Ryan’s remarks.  “You know they would be inquiring into impeachment if this were a D.”

In congressional testimony on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused Trump of "lies," said Trump demanded his loyalty and claimed the president asked him to let go of the criminal investigation into a former top aide — firing him after he refused.