Sarah Sanders: Dems should have a 'come to Jesus moment' on impeachment

Sarah Sanders: Dems should have a 'come to Jesus moment' on impeachment
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White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersStephanie Grisham to take over as White House press secretary READ: Trump's full exclusive interview with The Hill April Ryan on 'farewell drinks' for Sarah Sanders: 'I won't be there!' MORE Sanders said she hopes Democrats have a “come to Jesus moment” during a caucus meeting Wednesday morning amid growing talk of impeaching President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE.

Sanders spoke with “Fox & Friends” and reporters outside the White House as House Democrats gathered to discuss their oversight strategy. An increasing number of Democratic lawmakers have voiced support for starting impeachment proceedings against Trump as the White House stonewalls Democratic requests for documents and testimony.

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“Hopefully they’re going to have a come to Jesus moment where they realize what a terrible idea this is,” Sanders said on Fox News. “There is no basis whatsoever for impeachment.”

Sanders told reporters outside the White House that it’s “absurd” to say Trump is goading Democrats into an impeachment proceeding, arguing there’s “no basis” for seeking to remove him from office.

“The president’s focused on actually doing his job. It would be nice if some of the Democrats showed up to do theirs,” Sanders said.

She cited the situation at the southern border, infrastructure and a renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement as areas where Democrats should work with Trump.

Her comments came shortly after Trump sent out a series morning tweets in which he blasted Democrats for carrying out investigations into his administration and the findings of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s report.

"Everything the Democrats are asking me for is based on an illegally started investigation that failed for them, especially when the Mueller Report came back with a NO COLLUSION finding," Trump tweeted. "Now they say Impeach President Trump, even though he did nothin wrong, while they 'fish!'"

The White House's confrontational posture toward Democrats came hours before Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House Pelosi: Congress will receive election security briefing in July Trump says he spoke to Pelosi, McConnell on border package MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump goes after Democrats over photo of drowned migrants Schumer displays photo of drowned migrants on Senate floor in appeal to Trump McConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems MORE (D-N.Y.) are set to meet with Trump to discuss how to fund a previously discussed $2 trillion infrastructure package.

Trump said in a letter Tuesday night that Democrats should pass a renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico before focusing on infrastructure, further complicating negotiations.