Himes: 'I don't think any Democrat in the Congress' is less committed to impeachment after last two weeks

Himes: 'I don't think any Democrat in the Congress' is less committed to impeachment after last two weeks
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Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDemocrats get assurances from Cuccinelli on immigrants, coronavirus care Gaetz wears gas mask on House floor during vote on bill to fight coronavirus Democrats press World Bank chief on meeting with Ukrainian president amid Trump pressure MORE (D-Conn.), the number two Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the past two weeks of testimony in the House’s impeachment inquiry have done nothing to chill Democratic enthusiasm for the effort.

“I don’t think any Democrat in the Congress looked at what happened the last two weeks and said ‘gosh, there’s nothing there,’” Himes said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.


Himes also pushed back against claims by the previous guest on the show, White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Memo: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Overnight Health Care: Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump | First lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus | Trump invokes defense law to boost response | Lawmakers push for surprise medical bill fix in package MORE, saying “I’m pretty sure that every single one of her assertions was inaccurate.”

“Kellyanne Conway may quibble about what [Ambassador to the European Union Gordon] Sondland said, [but] the chief of staff said there was a quid pro quo, get over it,” Himes added, referencing acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMeadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House Meadows set to resign from Congress as he moves to White House Mnuchin emerges as key asset in Trump's war against coronavirus MORE.

“One thing is true: every single day and every single piece of testimony brought up new information,” Himes added.

Going forward, Himes said the House would likely seek to hear from Florida businessman and Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHillicon Valley: FCC chief proposes 0M telehealth program | Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus| Whole Foods workers plan Tuesday strike 12 things to know today about coronavirus Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria treatment for coronavirus MORE associate Lev Parnas, who was arrested earlier this year on campaign finance fraud charges, saying he “think[s] Lev Parnas can shed some light” on the Ukraine issue.

Asked about allegations that Ranking Member Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTrump steps up intensity in battle with media Nunes urges Americans to 'stop panicking': 'It's a great time to just go out' if you're healthy Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout MORE (R-Calif.) met with former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin last December, Himes declined to speculate but said “if you watch Devin Nunes for five minutes, you know he’s given over entirely to the defense of the president and to the propagation of fantastical conspiracy theories.”