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 HimesMcCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel Pelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality House panel spars over GameStop frenzy, trading apps 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 ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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 MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' 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 GiulianiDOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit Bob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' Ex-Trump adviser Barrack charged with secretly lobbying for UAE 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 NunesSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection Tucker Carlson claims NSA leaked private emails to journalists 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.”