Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, said that the impeachment debate “just lacks a certain sincerity” this morning.
He mentioned Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell in his remarks:
“I heard earlier Mr. Swalwell list out all these crimes,” the congressman said. “If I’m watching at home I’m thinking, ‘well, where are they in the impeachment?’ That is just a Democrat drive-by, to go and list crimes that you don’t allege and that you don’t have evidence for.”
“If there is ever a microcosm of how to consume this day and the importance of it with the American people,” Gaetz continued. “It’s that they’re naming crimes in debate that they don’t even have in their impeachment resolution because they can’t prove them, because there are no underlying facts.”
The congressman also criticized Democrats for “crying these alligator tears, clutching their pearls, over this notion that Trump didn’t give this aid” while not raising the same concerns over Ukraine during Obama’s presidency.