Democrats are 'giddy over' impeachment inquiry, Republican says

Democrats are 'giddy over' impeachment inquiry, Republican says
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Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartHouse GOP Intel member: 'Why should I care about' another Trump whistleblower Sunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight Democrats are 'giddy over' impeachment inquiry, Republican says MORE (R-Utah) said on Sunday that Democrats are "giddy over" the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE.  

Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was responding to Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsSunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight House Democrat: Trump 'dangerously abused his oath of office' Democrats are 'giddy over' impeachment inquiry, Republican says MORE's (D-Fla.) comments in a preceding interview on "Fox News Sunday" that the inquiry has been "painful."

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"Oh, my gosh. These guys are giddy over this," Stewart told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBaier, Bream, Hemmer, Hume, Wallace among interim anchors to fill Shep Smith's 3 PM slot Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage White House officials stand by Syria withdrawal, sanctions delay amid bipartisan pushback MORE. "They're not paining over this. And it's not been the last 10 days. It's been three years. Three years they've been trying to impeach this president."

"This has been a painful time, this past couple of weeks now," Demings, who also sits on the intelligence panel, said earlier. 

The GOP representative added later that the Democrats' attitude toward the inquiry is "terribly divisive for the American people." 

He also said the allegations of quid pro quo against the president are "just not true" and the leaks of partial texts and emails misrepresent quid pro quo.

"This is a great example of just the dishonesty on how this investigation is being run," he said.

"Eventually the transcript will show it's not true, but by then we'll have already done our damage," he added. "It's malicious for them to leak like this and to not do it fairly."

House Democrats launched an official impeachment inquiry into the president following reports that he encouraged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE and his son. Last week, Trump said China should also look into the Bidens.

Democrats have asserted that Trump's request while withholding aid to Ukraine amounts to a quid pro quo.