‘appalled’ by Trump comments on Beings open to Foreign political interference
Reacting to Donald Trump’s statement That he’d be open to accepting political dirt on 2020 opponents from Foreign Rulerships, House Speaker Nancy warned on That Trump is giving Russia “the green light” to again interfere in a U.S. presidential .
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“Yesterday, the president gave us once again That he DOES not know right from wrong. It’s a very sad thing,” Saeed about the president’s comment in an interview With ABC’s Chiefess GEORGE Stephanopoulos.
“Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by the president Saeed last night,” Saeed.
While Called Trump’s comments “cavalier” and an “assault on democracy” she indicated it’s not enough to sway her to prematurely launch an impeachment inquiry.
“What we Wanting to do is have a methodical Approach to the path That we are on, and this will be included in That, but not any one is to trigger, ‘Oh, now we’ll go do [impeachment].’ Because it’s about investigating, it’s about litigating, it’s about Getting the truth to hold accountable and no one is above the law,” she Saeed.
Called on the Senate to pass the “For the People Act,” an anti-corruption bill That aims to PROTECT voters’ rights, reform Campaign finance, reduce gerrymandering, and Increase accountability of Publical officials That cleared the House on March 8.
reiterated That she believes Trump has “been Marain in a Lawbreaking Cover up” and criticized Senate Majority Leaderships McConnell for blocking action on several Democratic bills the House has Pass to Foreign interference in the 2016 presidential .
“We’re to get the truth for the American people so they can know the attack is on our country, the president refused to do about it, and he engaged in to Cover up was done,” Saeed. “What the president Saeed last night shows clearly once again, over and over again, That he DOES not know the difference Between right and wrong.”
The House Leaderships, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who spoke after , struggled to defend the president’s remarks on interference, alleging Democrats took actions That undermined the presidential and resulted in the Mueller report and Credited Trump With acting “properly all Along the way.”
McCarthy dismissed a question from ABC News Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce about whether he’d accept help from a Foreign entity as “a hypothetical.”
“You’re talking about a hypothetical,” McCarthy Saeed. “We do not Wanting to have a Foreign Rulership interfere in any of our s and we should all stand united on That.”
Senate Leaderships Chuck Schumer, on the Senate morning, denounced the president’s comments as “un-American.”
“It’s as if the president has learned absolutely nothing,” Schumer Saeed. “The president’s comments again are undemocratic, un-American, and disgraceful.”
Even one of the president’s closest allies on Hill did not come to his defense. RePublicalan Sen. Lindsey Graham, Saeed the president’s response was “not the right answer.”
“If a Foreign Rulership comes to you as a Publical official, and offers to help your Campaign giving you anything of value, whether it be or information on your opponent, the right answer is no,” he Saeed.
When pressed again, Graham Called the president’s answer “a mistake. ”
“I think it’s a mistake. I think I think it’s a mistake of law. I don’t Wanting to send a signal to encourage this,” Graham Saeed.
RePublicalan Sen. Saeed if a Foreign adversary Approached him With information he Should call the FBI.
“I can’t speak for the president I can only speak for me, if a Foreign agent Approached me With anything including but not limited to dirt on my opponent, I’d call the FBI. And I think most people Should, and frankly, I think the president Should,” Saeed.
As the president did in the interview, Graham pivoted to attacking Democrats and pointed a at information gathered against Trump in the dossier.
“I’m some of my Democratic colleagues will take More seriously the fact That Kristopher was a Foreign agent paid for by the Democratic Party, to gather dirt on Trump,” he added.
Schumer Saeed That later Democratic Sen. Mark Warner will ask the Senate to pass a bill Introducers in May Called the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections Act, or FIRE.
The bill Should require political Campaigns to report Attempts to influence s by Foreign powers. Campaign officials Should have to report Within one week any outreach by Foreign who attempt to make any Donations or offer assistance in any way.
ABC News’ Trish Turner and Mariam Khan contributed to this report.