Dem Rep. explains why she’s undecided on impeaching Trump

Dem Rep. explains why she’s undecided on impeaching Trump


WHY ARE YOU STILL AT LEAST PUBLICLY UP IN THE AIR ABOUT HOW YOU’LL VOTE?>>THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS THING I PROBABLY EVER VOTE ON. I’LL TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. I’M GOING TO DO WHAT I WAS TRAINED TO DO AS A C.I.A. OFFICER. NOT TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS AND PEOPLE YELLING AND SCREAMING, MY COLLEAGUES GOING BACK AND FORTH. WHAT I’LL DO IS TAKE THE WEEKEND, I’LL PUT THE FULL BODY OF INFORMATION TOGETHER AND I’LL MAKE AN OBJECTIVE DECISION BASED ON THE INFORMATION. I WON’T BE PUSHED AND PRODDED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND I’M NOT GOING TO BE JAMMED TO MAKE A DECISION WHEN I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO REALLY THINK.>>Bill: THERE HAS BEEN SOME TIME OVER THIS SO FAR IN THESE HEARINGS HAVE GONE ON FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW. JUST SO OUR VIEWERS KNOW YOUR DISTRICT, MICHIGAN NUMBER 8 COVERS LANSING, RUNS DOWN TO DETROIT TO THE SOUTH.>>ROCHESTER HILLS AND THE SUBURBS OF DETROIT.>>YOU WON THE DISTRICT BY 3%. DONALD TRUMP WON IT BY 7. HOW ARE THE PEOPLE BACK HOME THINKING?>>THEY’RE ENGAGED. THE PHONES ARE RINGING OFF THE HOOK. WE HAD TO INSTALL A THIRD PHONE LINE YESTERDAY IN THE OFFICE BECAUSE WE COULDN’T KEEP UP WITH THE PACE. THAT’S IN MICHIGAN AND IN D.C. WE HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE CONSTANTLY ON THE PHONES. PEOPLE HAVE THE FULL RANGE OF OPINIONS. WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY MUCH AGAINST IT. PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY MUCH FOR IT. PEOPLE WHO KIND OF WANT TO ADD THEIR VIEWS TO THE CONVERSATION. WE TOOK MY STAFF GOT TOGETHER A LIST OF THE TOP 10 OR 15 THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT. THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS I WANT TO ADDRESS. I HAVE A REALLY BIG TOWN HALL OR COMMUNITY MEETING ON MONDAY IN MY DISTRICT AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT.>>Bill: IF YOU VOTE YES WITH YOUR OTHER DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES IS YOUR HOUSE SEAT LOST IN 2020?>>THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THIS. AS SOON AS I CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF AN INQUIRY THERE WERE PEOPLE SAYING THAT’S THE END OF YOUR POLITICAL CAREER. I JUST HAVE TO SAY MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I’M A FORMER C.I.A. OFFICER, I DID THREE TOURS IN IRAQ. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE CALLS THAT AREN’T BASED ON A POLL OR ON SOME POLITICAL CONSULTANT. IF THIS IS THE END OF MY POLITICAL CAREER AT LEAST I’M DOING WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT AND BASING MY DECISION ON INTEGRITY. THAT’S THE MOST I CAN DO.>>Bill: THE LAST ANSWER SOUNDS LIKE A NO. IS THAT WHERE YOU ARE?>>NO, I LITERALLY HAVE NOT MADE UP MY MIND. FOR ME WE’VE HAD 400 PAGE REPORTS COME OUT. WE HAVE HAD A TON OF STUFF COME FORWARD. I ALSO WANTED TO FRANKLY LOOK BACK ON THE HISTORY. WHAT DID THE DOCUMENTS LOOK LIKE FOR NIXON AND CLINTON AND LOOK LIKE IN THE PAST WHEN WE’VE DONE THIS TO PUT IT INTO CONTEXT? THAT’S WHAT I WAS TRAINED TO DO AS AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER. I WILL DO THAT.>>HOW MUCH DO YOU REMEMBER FROM 1998 AND BILL CLINTON.>>NOT MUCH. IT WENT ON FOR A LONG TIME AND DRIBS AND DRABS IN THE MEDIA. I THINK POLITICS PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN THAT IMPEACHMENT. IT PLAYS A ROLE IN EVERYTHING.>>Bill: REPUBLICANS HAD DEMOCRATS VOTE WITH THEM. SO FAR DEMOCRATS HAVE ZERO REPUBLICANS SUPPORTING THEM. HOW MUCH DOES THAT CONCERN YOU?>>I DON’T LIKE IT. I COME FROM A DISTRICT THAT’S FRANKLY LEANS REPUBLICAN. SO BIPARTISANSHIP IS SOMETHING THAT I REALLY BELIEVE IN ESPECIALLY AGAIN AS SOMEONE WHO SERVED YOU REALLY GROW UP NOT THINKING IN A PARTISAN FASHION AND THAT’S BETTER. BUT AGAIN I CAN’T MAKE A DECISION JUST BASED ON THE POLITICAL SIDE OF THIS. I REALLY HAVE TO GO WITH MY GUT.>>Bill: YOU AS A PARTY, NANCY PELOSI, CAN AFFORD TO LOSE 17 VOTES. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE CLOSE TO THAT?>>I REALLY DON’T KNOW. THERE ARE A FEW FOLKS WHO HAVE COME OUT AND SAID THEY AREN’T VOTING FOR IT. A FEW DEMOCRATS AREN’T VOTING FOR IT. AT LEAST TWO. THERE IS A LOT OF TEXTING AND CONVERSATIONS GOING ON AMONG MEMBERS.>>Bill: ARE YOU HAVING THOSE DIRECTLY WITH MEMBERS ARE YOU HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS?>>YES. I WAS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR THE OTHER DAY. A REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUE WHO I WORK WITH ALL THE TIME CAME UP TO ME AND WANTED TO TALK THROUGH HIS LOGIC AND WANTED TO HEAR MY LOGIC. I THINK THERE ARE A NUMBER OF US WHO THINK IS THE PROBABLY THE MOST SERIOUS VOTE WE’LL EVER TAKE IN THIS TERM SHORT OF THE DECLARATION OF WAR, THIS IS THE BIGGEST THING WE’LL BE VOTING ON. THERE IS A GROUP OF US WHO ARE REALLY TRYING TO BE THOUGHTFUL. IT DOESN’T SEEM THAT WAY FROM WHAT THE MEDIA COVERS. THE LOUDEST PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. BUT FOR ME THIS IS DEADLY SERIOUS.>>Bill: JERRY NADLER WILL BE UP IN A MOMENT AND WE’LL BRING HIM UP WHEN WE GET TO HIM. THE PRESIDENT WILL RECEIVE THE PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY NEXT HOUR. BACK TO OUR CONVERSATION. THE ARGUMENTS HAVEN’T CHANGED. WE SAT HERE FOR 15 HOURS YESTERDAY AND WATCHED THESE HEARINGS. REPUBLICANS MADE THEIR POINT AT 9:00 A.M. AND DEMOCRATS MADE THEIRS AT 9:30 AND STILL ARGUING ABOUT THE SAME THING AT MIDNIGHT. WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? YOU READ THE TRANSCRIPT. C.I.A. ANALYST. THIS WAS YOUR CAREER PRIOR TO COMING TO CONGRESS. MANY WOULD SAY THE PUNISHMENT DOES NOT FIT THE ACCUSATION OF IMPEACHMENT IF YOU READ THAT TRANSCRIPT. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?>>FOR ME THE TRANSCRIPT WAS PART OF THE SEASON I CAME OUT WITH SIX OF MY COLLEAGUES ALL WITH NATIONAL SECURITY BACKGROUND. WE WROTE AN OP-ED SAYING WE THOUGHT IT WARRANTED AN INQUIRY, RIGHT? WE WANTED FURTHER INVESTIGATION. FRANKLY I WORKED IN THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE AND IN THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE. I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND BE IN THE PHONE CALLS. FOR ME IT’S ACTUALLY A VERY NORMAL ORDER OF BUSINESS TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OR SENIOR PEOPLE FROM THE UNITED STATES ASKING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO DO THINGS, TO SAY HEY, WE REALLY NEED YOU TO DO X, Y, Z, THE PROBLEM I HAD WHAT I READ FROM THAT TRANSCRIPT WAS AT LEAST THE INCLINATION THAT THE PRESIDENT WASN’T LOOKING JUST TO HAVE A TRADE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES. BUT FOR HIMSELF FOR PERSONAL POLITICAL GAIN.>>Bill: WOULD YOU CONCEDE THAT CONVERSATION IN PART ALSO DEALT WITH WHAT THE U.S. WENT THROUGH IN THE ELECTION OF 2016 AND HE WAS TRYING TO DRAFT SUPPORT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED, WHETHER IT WAS UKRAINE, RUSSIA, OR WHEREVER THE ACCUSATIONS WAS?>>I CAN’T SPEAK TO HIS INTENT. WE KNOW FROM LOTS OF FOLKS HE WAS INTERESTED IN A FEW THINGS OUT OF THAT CALL. TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I KNOW THIS IDEA THAT THE UKRAINIANS WERE THE ONES WHO MEDDLED IN OUR ELECTION AS A CONSPIRACY THEORY PROPAGATED BY RUSSIA. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAS BRIEFED US.>>Bill: LET ME GET TO CHAIRMAN NADLER BACK ON THE HILL.>>CENTURY AND AND A HALF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HAS VOTED ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. FOR ABUSE OF POWER AND OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS. THE HOUSE WILL ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY. THANK YOU.>>Bill: BACK TO THE CONGRESSWOMAN HERE IN NEW YORK. REPUBLICANS ALLEGE THE HEARINGS HAVE NOT BEEN FAIR. THINK THEY HAVE A CASE?>>LISTEN, THERE WERE REPUBLICANS IN EVERY SINGLE HEARING BOTH THE ONES THAT WERE DONE FIRST THAT WERE CLASSIFIED AND THE ONES THAT CAME PUBLIC. THEY HAD JUST AS MUCH TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS. THEY HAD THEIR ATTORNEYS. THEY HAD JUST AS MUCH OF A RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN THAT PROCESS AS ANYBODY ELSE. I DO THINK THAT THERE IS A FOCUS ON THE PROCESS RATHER THAN THE SUBSTANCE. I’M A SUBSTANCE PERSON. I THINK THAT THERE HAS BEEN A MIGRATING SET OF TALKING POINTS THEY’VE HAD ABOUT THE PROCESS FOR ME. THAT’S WHY I WANT TO SIT WITH THE SUBSTANCE. THAT’S WHAT MATTERS.>>Bill: YOU HAVE ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS BREAK. WHEN DO YOU MAKE A CALL AND DECIDE?>>I WILL MAKE THE CALL BEFORE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MONDAY. FOR ME THAT — I UNDERSTAND WE COULD HAVE A VOTE. I DON’T KNOW, AS SOON AS TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY. OBVIOUSLY I HAVE TO MAKE MY DECISION. FOR ME I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING PLANNED PARTICULARLY ON SUNDAY I WILL SIT AND REFLECT.>>Bill: WITH WHOM WILL YOU SPEAK?>>MY HUSBAND WILL BE WITH ME. I HAVE MY TEAM BUT ALSO WE’VE BEEN HEARING CONSTANTLY FROM CONSTITUENTS. THE LIST I TOLD YOU ABOUT OF THE TOP 10 OR 15 THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RAISING I WANT TO BE ABLE TO KNOW I CAN ADDRESS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE THINGS.>>Bill: REPRESENTATIVE SLOTKIN. FIRST TERMER, WON IN A TRUMP DISTRICT. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.>>Julie: WE’LL GO LIVE TO CAPITOL HILL FOR MORE ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE’S HISTORIC IMPEACHMENT VOTE. WE’LL GO TO CHAD PERGRAM UP ON CAPITOL HILL WITH THE ROAD NEXT.

100 COMMENTS

    mr president! why she is undecided? Because of your power reaction to a sixteen year old girl! No other Presidents ever MAGA like this.

    IF she does as she claims she will, then she will NOT vote for impeachment. This will prove her veracity to the electorate. Facts mater. Emotion must NEVER have precedent over fact.

    It all depends on how the trial goes in the Senate. Now it's the Republicans turn to run a trial. The best thing they could do is call the president to give his side. America needs to hear the commander and chief deny these charges.

    I'm from the 8th – and I'm decided I'm going to work hard make her a one term rep. – she is disingenuous & intelligent enough to see through the sham. Can't wait to find out who her opponent is to get that sign in my yard and write them a check

    Her bias is remarkable. A CIA person joining the Demonrat Hydra team reveals her black hat. Globalist, deep state operative for sure.

    We know people literally millions of times smarter & more qualified for intelligence than this demtard, & they were denied intelligence jobs

    It is all a Democrat scam.. Nancy will never let this smear out of her control and allow a vote that would send it to the Senate.. The vote will be rigged so as to just fail giving her the talking point that she has to investigate on for some patriotic reason (gag).. This is the never ending smear and unless the Republicans use stealth and reserve their votes to observe what Nancy is doing then in one voice push it thru to foil her plan when it comes up short the investigations and hearings will continue right up to the election..

    As she mentioned…she used to be a CIA officer…once a CIA agent always a CIA agent…
    (rare if she flips)…

    🤪🤮🤯
    That is me now after listening to that…
    Give us break woman you've clearly made your mind up… Leftists and snake Leftists 😑 really do believe conservatives are stupid. Not the snakes, but The sheep actually believe the bullshciff that comes out of their mouths. 🤣 They live in an alternate reality! The snakes just herd them along 😆🙄

    Slotkin……wasn't elected to do what she wants……she was elected to REPRESENT her constituents. Her political future life depends on doing what her majority thinks….not just what is in her gut.

    Shes undecided because theres no evidence. If this president gets impeached this countries in for a wild ride ESPECIALLY what the dems are trying in Virginia right now.
    But it has to go to the senate with is all republican so I dont think it'll ever happen.
    trump 2020

    These people wouldn't get picked for a jury with all their bias but they get to do the same against the president. She is lying about fairness.

    CIA. Hmmmmm biased??? How can anyone with a six grade education who read the transcript get that President Trump, did nothing wrong!!!

    All you have to do is read the transcripts that Trump released, as a CIA agent if you can't see that nothing wrong was said, then you must have been a shitty CIA agent. How many of the witnesses that were called, said they had first hand knowledge of the Presidents wrong doing? If you can't remember, the answer is ZERO. Still undecided, really? I hope there aren't to many CIA agents like you left in the agency!!!

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    She's a classic example of the idiots we have today in the CIA FBI or any other branch if you can't make up your mind by now if you don't see how black and white how obvious is is I'm glad you're not in the CIA you're a joke

    A ton of stuff came forward, Clinton? Nixon? What the heck does that have to do with it? How about look at the evidence…oh right! There isn’t any…

    Don't trash/smear this woman. I don't agree with her but If every democrat was half this logical the country would be in better shape. She came on Foxnews for Christ sakes. Thats unholy ground for most democrats! Kamila Harris blasted Tulsi for doing exactly that. So you know something big is brewing here.

    5:53 – "what I read from that transcript was at least the inclination that the President wasn't looking just to have a trade for the benefit of the national security of the United States but for himself for personal and political gain"
    6:15 – "I can't speak to his intent. It's clear I think we know from lots of folks that he was interested in a few things out of that call."
    Let me get this straight – at 5:53, you can speak for the President's intent, and at 6:15, you can't speak to his intent. Make up your mind.

    This Congress lady from Michigan just told a barefaced lie. CIA ex CIA and I just wonder if she still rubs elbows with Clapper or Brennan? We all know that she's going to vote to impeach Trump and she's a liar she just lied on your show bill. She was already told in her District by people in a town hall and if she did this they would remove her from office. It looks like she's made up her mind already because she lied there and said that phone call Trump was asking for something for himself to have dirt on a political opponent. She is a liar and she is no better than struck or page from the FBI. Michigan voters need to get rid of this woman because she is no more than a CIA spy that was put in the Congress to help drive that Trump impeachment narrative and I'm pretty sure she was put in there bye Brennan and Clapper helping her and other CIA operative helping her. They probably cheated in the election to get her in and I think if everybody checks out all the Democrats that won no seats I think there was like 31 of them if they can tie it all back to these people that are committing a coup I guess the president and she is one of their moles. People of Michigan vote her out of office in 20/20 she is a traitor

    If she believes in USA she'll vote no! She needs to remember all those poor and working class voted for her and she can't let them down.

    It's so refreshing to see a reasonable thoughtful Democrat who I'm not sure is lying to my face or being entirely hypercritical and 2 faced, but then she says "I can't talk to his (Trump's) intent" which is exactly what the whole impeachment is about, Democrats saying Trump meant X while Trump says he meant Y, the Ukrainian Pres' says he took it as meaning Y, and some State Dept bureaucrats saying Y isn't the right US policy when it's Trump who decides US foreign policy. I'm also kind of worried that she saw the inquiry by Schiff as fair because Republicans were in the basement and could ask Democrat witnesses questions, but no Republican witnesses allowed and only certain questions.

    So in other words she needs the weekend to see how angry Nancy Pelosi is with her,….to figure out with Pelosi if impeachment will still go through without this lady's vote and if she can negotiate and squeeze for Democratic Party money from Pelosi for herself in return for her vote which Pelosi needs.
    She's a person who cares more about the substance than the process. So what does she think of the Trump lawyers and witnesses who testified on all the reasons for which Trump regularly threatens to withhold aid? What does she think of Trump's negotiations and hold-up of aid in order to push European countries to pay in a little more? And on, and on, and on. Oh…, I forgot, the process was that Trump wasn't afforded (allowed) to present his side, his version of substance.
    Michigan; in the next election please, please, please throw this fraud out of office……regardless of how she votes on articles of impeachment, surely there's better people in Michigan that can represent you.

    She said she would have to go with her gut. Go by facts. I read the transcript. I saw the hearings. Trump did NOTHING wrong!!!

    She said she thought there was an inclination towards personal gain in the transcript then said she cant speak to his intent. Thats freaking intent! These people think we're all st00pid! She also said the conspiracy theory that Ukraine helped Clinton that was perpetrated by Russia…I just cant even…

    She's lying. Very disappointed. That makes me angry that she thinks it's fair that Republicans were not allowed to call witnesses. They had less time to speak. They were shut down. Etc. IT WAS A FARCE!

    Ukraine recently admitted they meddled in the 2016 election. I guess she, like all Demoncraps, works on Shiftfaces' theory …. "It's There if You Want To See It". The fact she was/is a CIA officer negates her credibility right of the start. Haven't trusted the CIA since Bay of Pigs

    What? You haven't taken in the full body of info yet? Lier! You're weighing what's best for you, just like Trump instead of honoring the oath you took to defend the Constitution.

    she says she is gonna do what she thinks is right, aka impeach Trump! which is the exact opposite of what is the right thing she should do!

    She's CIA and she's a part of the conspiracy against the president. Her and many of the other freshman democrats are intelligence agents that Intel ran in the last election who were activated to get impeachment started. She's literally an enemy of the constitutional order.

    These are the same idiots who excuse wrong doing of Hillary, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Obama and host of others with real evidence. Even some of those witnesses seem to have broken actual laws, lying under oath, mishandling classified information. Even if you accept the principle of their charge – there is nothing actually linking the presidents actions to personal gain.

    She's saying that the intelligence community briefed them? Is it the same intelligence that was led by John Brennan and James Clapper? If so it's tainted and a life long cia agent is going to protect her community over the actual facts. It's all brainwashing at its worst. We have the far left deepstate democrats pushing the same stories they have the news spewing the same garbage and of course they will back that up with an ex cia – politician lacky

    Lol ridiculous

    Say goodbye to your position

    I highly doubt the phone was ringing, Everyone knows this is bs !!!!! This is another democrat play

    What they are doing is laughable ! It’s clear what to do 🤦🏻‍♂️ what’s right is right and what is wrong is wrong

    She’s a fake democrat. She’s vote liberal all the time but vote against impeachment to get re-elected. But I would proudly vote against her, as I live in Rochester Hills.

    She cannot speak on "intent" but she would consider voting Yes to impeachment based upon 3rd party hearsay about Trump's "intentions." At least Ilhan Omar is open with her BS….

    I don't think she is stupid – She has to realize the impeachment inquiry that she ask for was flawed and unfair – she has to realize that President Trump was spied on and railroaded with FISA and Mueller. She has to realize there were no first hand witnesses and that all the people who testified were hand picked. She has to realize that we know that the only way she votes no is that Nancy P doesn't need her vote in an effort to try to save her seat

    "I haven't made up my mind"… really?
    Translation: "I'm aware of the real state of things, do I vote with the block it should I vote based on objective morals?"…..
    It she's just making a pitch to her constituents to keep her post, meaning lying.
    🤔
    A future with several offers to become an immoral entity?
    Or one person with integrity and peace of mind?
    We'll see

    She says she cannot speak to President Trump's intent, when asked about his reasoning for wanting to investigate Ukrainian involvement in 2016 election meddling. Ok, she says she can't assume nor guess his intentions, and yet she also states she feels he may have intentions of personal gain when she read the call transcript. She will be voting for or against impeachment based on assumptions of the President's intentions… Meditate on that for a minute. Also, this woman is a bad actor.

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