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 HimesHouse Republicans boycott public Intelligence panel hearing Democrats criticize Medal of Freedom for Limbaugh as 'slap in the face' Twitter users invoke Merrick Garland after McConnell, Graham comments on impeachment trial 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 ConwayBrazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record Conway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states 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 MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request Scaramucci thanks John Kelly for speaking up against Trump Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' 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 GiulianiSunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk Giuliani hits Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk: He's 'turned on the program' Donald Trump: Unrepentant, on the attack and still playing the victim 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 to attend California fundraiser with Oracle chairman House Republicans boycott public Intelligence panel hearing Sunday shows preview: Top tier 2020 Democrats make their case before New Hampshire primary 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.”