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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 ManafortWhite House braces for Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring Manafort to be sentenced for bank, tax fraud in Virginia on March 8 MORE.

Others have cautioned that the case for impeachment is not strong enough to move forward. Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction Democratic donors stuck in shopping phase of primary Five takeaways from acting AG's fiery House hearing 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.