Brazile: GOP talking about impeachment more than Dems

Brazile: GOP talking about impeachment more than Dems
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Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile said Sunday that Republicans are more focused on impeachment than Democrats.

“You know, Republicans are talking more about it than Democrats on the campaign trail,” Brazile told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’s “This Week” on Sunday morning.

“Democrats are talking about pocketbook issues,” she continued. “We know that the American people want an alternative to the status quo right now.”

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Impeachment talk has ramped up since President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations last Tuesday.

Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, has said the president ordered Cohen to break the law. Davis is an opinion contributor for The Hill.

Some on the left, like Reps. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Next 24 hours critical for stalled funding talks Democrat vows to move forward with impeachment, dividing his party Citing Virginia race scandals, Dem vows vote to impeach Trump MORE (D-Texas) and Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPrivate insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony on lifting of sanctions on Russian firms MORE (D-Calif.), say the push for impeachment is gaining momentum in the wake of Cohen’s guilty plea and the conviction of Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTrump has publicly criticized Russia probe more than 1,100 times: NY Times Judge orders Stone to appear in court after he shared photo of her with crosshairs Roger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case MORE.

Others have cautioned that the case for impeachment is not strong enough to move forward. Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDemocratic donors stuck in shopping phase of primary Five takeaways from acting AG's fiery House hearing Top Judiciary Republican to Swalwell: 'Stop running for president' MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that there is not enough evidence for a solid argument against the president.

Despite her insistence that the Democrats are not as focused on impeachment as Republicans, Brazile also told Stephanopoulos, “It is time the president understands that he has to defend the Constitution. He is not above the rule of law.”

“The president has thrown a lot of shade — that's what the kids call it. I mean shade on the attorney general. He is throwing shade on the investigation,” Brazile said.

“When your accountant, when your former attorney, and the keeper of secrets are all cooperating with the government, the president should show some respect to the process,” she told Stephanopoulos.