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 SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders says she is 'relentlessly' attacked by women Sarah Sanders makes debut as Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders to publish book ahead of 2020 election 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 TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' 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 MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation 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 PelosiRomney: Trump asking Ukraine to investigate political rival 'would be troubling in the extreme' Pelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' Democrats must embrace Israel and denounce anti-Semitism in the party MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerToomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey 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.