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 MeadowsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Trump leaves White House, promises to be back in 'some form' LIVE INAUGURATION COVERAGE: Biden signs executive orders; press secretary holds first briefing MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency 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.”


Meadows also backed Trump on claims he made that his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires Dominion Voting Systems files .3B defamation suit against Giuliani The next hustle: What we should expect from Trump MORE, would present information he had obtained in Ukraine before Congress.

“I think if [Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGlenn Greenwald warns against media censorship amid concerns over domestic terrorism Biden to keep Wray as FBI director Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis 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.