Rep. Chris StewartChris StewartTwo coaches charged with murder in basketball player's death after practice New mask guidelines trigger backlash It's time to call the 'Ghost Army' what they are: Heroes MORE (R-Utah) said on Sunday that Democrats are "giddy over" the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE.
Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was responding to Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsTwo senior House Democrats to retire Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter MORE's (D-Fla.) comments in a preceding interview on "Fox News Sunday" that the inquiry has been "painful."
"Oh, my gosh. These guys are giddy over this," Stewart told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace on Colin Powell: He was 'very protective' of his reputation Liz Cheney is the Margaret Chase Smith of our time Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year 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 Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Police recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom 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.