Meadows: 'I don't see a single Republican defecting on impeachment'

Meadows: 'I don't see a single Republican defecting on impeachment'
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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsSchumer urges declassification of letter from Pence aide Republicans take aim at Nadler for saying GOP senators complicit in 'cover-up' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE, saying he considered Democratic defections more likely.

“Based on my conversations with them I don’t see a single Republican defecting. They’ve looked at the facts they know where we are on this,” the conservative lawmaker said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think if anything there’s more pressure on my Democrat colleagues. I know there are a few that are out there that are real concerned.”

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Meadows also backed Trump on claims he made that his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Schiff tells Senate Ukraine interference conspiracy was 'brought to you by the Kremlin' The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' MORE, would present information he had obtained in Ukraine before Congress.

“I think if [Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Democrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country Female impeachment managers say American public know a 'rigged' trial when they see one MORE [D-Calif.]wants to look at the evidence whether it comes from Rudy Giuliani or anyone else, wouldn’t he be happy to see any evidence of foreign intervention in terms of the 2016 election?” Meadows asked.

Pressed by host Margaret Brennan on whether he would consider information from Giuliani trustworthy, Meadows replied: “I would trust any information that comes to congress to be able to be evaluated in a neutral manner. If they’re bringing information, Congress has the obligation to look at it.”

Brennan also asked Meadows whether he considered it contradictory that the White House has complained about being unable to participate in the process but also refusing to participate in the process when invited.

“If I get to control the rules, I’ll win every time. Should the president participate in an unfair process? Absolutely not,” he responded.