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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 MeadowsThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony Overnight Defense: Pentagon set for tighter virus restrictions as top officials tests positive | Military sees 11th COVID-19 death | House Democrats back Senate language on Confederate base names Trump administration revives talk of action on birthright citizenship MORE (R-N.C.) on Sunday was skeptical that any of his fellow House Republicans would vote for impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race 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 GiulianiJake Tapper jokes he's retained Giuliani to look into fraud in 'Sexiest Man' election Pioneering New York City Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93 Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism MORE, would present information he had obtained in Ukraine before Congress.

“I think if [Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump addresses pandemic but not election during annual turkey pardon Trump relents as GSA informs Biden transition to begin Hillicon Valley: Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concerns | Snapchat launches in-app video platform 'Spotlight' | Uber, Lyft awarded federal transportation contract 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.