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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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.

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Others have cautioned that the case for impeachment is not strong enough to move forward. Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellHickenlooper ends presidential bid Scenes from Iowa State Fair: Surging Warren, Harris draw big crowds Nadler hits gas on impeachment 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.