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 MeadowsMeadows says Trump World looking to 'move forward in a real way' Trump takes two punches from GOP Watchdog urges Justice to probe Trump, Meadows for attempting to 'weaponize' DOJ MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election 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 GiulianiGiuliani rips Ukraine investigation: 'I committed no crime' Capitol insurrection hearing exposes Trumpworld delusions DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit MORE, would present information he had obtained in Ukraine before Congress.

“I think if [Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffA new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign Officers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe 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.