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

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

Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.) says that Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanOvernight Defense: Pentagon sees signs of chemical weapons activity in Syria | House votes to reaffirm NATO defense pact | Saudis refuse to ease Qatar demands Overnight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes Overnight Healthcare: Senate delays ObamaCare vote past recess | Trump says GOP 'very close' to deal | Three more senators come out against bill 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.