Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Tuesday that Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) likely would want a video from the 1998-1999 impeachment of President Clinton “expunged from the earth” due to the contradictory sentiment it provides compared to his perspective on the current Trump proceedings.
“They made a good case today,” Wallace said of the Trump team. He also said he would have loved to have been in the room when the video clips were played.
“I also thought to myself, I wonder how much Jerry Nadler would pay to have that videotape of him from 1998 expunged from the Earth so that nobody could ever see it again,” Wallace said.
Other Republicans have harped on the remarks.
“There must never be a narrowly-voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties and largely opposed by the other.”
“Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy.”
Good point, Chairman Nadler. pic.twitter.com/wlrxXb2Aji
The president’s lawyers wrapped up their opening arguments in the trial on Tuesday afternoon in calling for a prompt end to the proceedings and Trump’s acquittal.
“Overturning the last election and massively interfering with the upcoming one would cause serious and lasting damage to the people of the United States and our great country,” Cipollone said in his closing remarks. “The Senate cannot allow this to happen. It is time for this to end, here and now.”