President Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over the House’s impeachment inquiry, saying that he was looking into suing them over the probe.
“We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people. These are bad, bad people,” Trump said on Saturday night while speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
“I actually told my lawyer, I said sue [Schiff] anyway. I said, even if we lose, the American public will understand,” Trump said of Schiff, who is helping lead the House’s impeachment inquiry.
“And sue Nancy Pelosi, or maybe we should just impeach them, because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country.”
President Trump on Rep. Adam Schiff: "I actually told my lawyers, I said, 'Sue him anyway.' He's got immunity but they can't mean immunity for that. I said sue him anyway. Even if we lose, the American public will understand." #ValuesVoterSummit pic.twitter.com/wjYDndoJKX
— The Hill (@thehill) October 13, 2019
The U.S. Constitution stipulates that members of Congress cannot be impeached.
Trump has repeatedly attacked the impeachment inquiry as a “coup” and a “witch hunt.”
During a campaign rally on Friday, he suggested that the impeachment inquiry showed Pelosi “hates the United States of America.”
President Trump rails against Speaker Pelosi: "I used to think she loved the country — she hates the country … Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America because she wouldn't be doing this." pic.twitter.com/R7meOSQhCb
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 12, 2019