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 TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey 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. GreenMoulton: Dems 'made a mistake' waiting to discuss impeachment until now Democrats face Catch-22 with Trump impeachment strategy Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE (D-Texas) and Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment On The Money: Fed pick Moore says he will drop out if he becomes a 'political problem' | Trump vows to fight 'all the subpoenas' | Deutsche Bank reportedly turning Trump records over to NY officials | Average tax refund down 2 percent Suspect charged for pipe bomb mailings says Trump rallies became like a 'drug' for him 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 Manafort21 questions for Robert Mueller Why did Mueller allow his investigation to continue for two years? Manafort transferred to minimum security federal prison MORE.

Others have cautioned that the case for impeachment is not strong enough to move forward. Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellJulián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Swalwell on impeachment: 'We're on that road' after Mueller report The Hill's Morning Report - Dem candidates sell policy as smart politics 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.