Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California was secretly recorded plotting the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a private fundraiser for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State.
In the audio tape, obtained by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Nuenes explained how there is a plan to impeach Rosenstein, but the problem is that the Senate would have drop everything it is doing — including the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — to carry out the impeachment:
It’s a bit complicated, right? I say that because you have to we only have so many months left, right. So if we actually vote to impeach, okay, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up.
Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time. Do you want it to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?
I don’t think you will get any argument from most of our colleagues. The question is the timing of it right before the election.
So therein lies, so it’s like your classic catch-22 situation, where we were at a — this puts us in such a tough spot.
If [Jeff] Sessions won’t unrecuse, Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones, which is really the danger.
That’s why I keep — thank you for saying that, by the way — we have to keep all these, we have to keep the majority. We do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.