Scalise Responds To Trump/Zelensky Transcript
The White House releases a partial transcript of a phone call where President Trump asks the Ukrainian President to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.
Democrats say the President froze hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the country before making the call, but House Minority Whip Steve Scalise says nothing discussed was illegal.
“If you look at the wild and baseless allegations that Speaker Pelosi made yesterday, she said that there were crimes committed, but when you read the transcript there were absolutely no crimes committed,” said Scalise. “In fact, there was no quid-pro-quo.”
Scalise says yesterday’s impeachment inquiry is another partisan attack and misuse of authority by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“She needs to end this witch hunt, this reckless attempt to try to undo the 2016 election,” said Scalise.
Scalise says the conversation was not about attacking political rivals, but about a joint effort to clean up corruption in the country that was a home base for Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
“A lot of that went through Ukraine, and so the President was rightfully asking if Zelensky was going to be looking into the allegations, and Zelensky was emphatic that he was,” said Scalise.