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 HimesPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers This week: Impeachment inquiry moves to Judiciary Committee Juan Williams: Trump has nothing left but smears 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 ConwayGrocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe GOP counsel raises eyebrows with shopping bag at impeachment hearing 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 MulvaneyDemocrats seek leverage for trial Lies, damned lies and impeachable lies Trump abandons plan to dissolve Office of Personnel Management: report 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 GiulianiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Horowitz offers troubling picture of FBI's Trump campaign probe Horowitz: 'Very concerned' about FBI leaks to Giuliani 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 NunesHillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today Controversy on phone records intensifies amid impeachment 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.”