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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 Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report 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.