House Republican: If Trump violated campaign finance law, it’s not ‘anywhere near impeachable’

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerOn The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown Overnight Energy: House votes to reopen Interior, EPA | Dems question EPA over Wheeler confirmation prep | Virginia Dem backs Green New Deal House votes to reopen Interior, EPA as shutdown fight wages on MORE (R-Ill.) said Sunday that if President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE violated campaign finance law during his 2016 campaign, it's not "anywhere near impeachable."

"Is this a campaign finance violation? Which would obviously, I don't think be anywhere near impeachable. That's what we want to find out at the end of the Mueller thing," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Kinzinger's comments came after federal prosecutors in New York said Friday that Trump directed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, during the 2016 campaign to make illegal payments to two women claiming they had affairs with Trump.

Earlier Sunday on "State of the Union," Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that those offenses would "certainly" be impeachable offenses.

"Whether they are important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question, but certainly they’d be impeachable offenses because even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office," Nadler said.

Kinzinger took issue with Nadler's comments, saying Democrats "run a major risk" by considering impeachment.

"I would be very careful if I was them because that's going to derail, I think, the next two years of their agenda, which frankly I would be fine derailing their agenda," he said.