Fox News Contributor: Democrats Are Using ‘Squirrelly Words’ Like Bribery Because ‘They Can’t Specify’ What Law Trump Broke
Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt has claimed that Democrats are accusing the President of bribery because they can’t identify what law he’s broken. Speaking on Fox & Friends ahead of Wednesday’s public impeachment hearings, Hurt disingenuously suggested that even bribery was a vague term. He is also opinion editor at the conservative Washington Times.
Fox host Steve Doocy asked Hurt why Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had allowed impeachment to get this far.
“Well, and that’s because she cares more about power than she does about principle,” Hurt said. “She fought this for a long time and that’s the real indication this is bad news for Democrats. She did not want to go down this road. She realizes that this is a huge loser for Democrats.”
“But her party, you know, went a different direction and she had to run over and get back in front of them because she cares more about power than principle.”
Earlier, Doocy had shown a quote from Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff talking about the intentions of the Founding Fathers with regard to impeachment and bribery.
“Adam Schiff shouldn’t be talking about Founders’ intentions,” Hurt said. “Nobody has mangled Founders’ intentions more than Adam Schiff. When they envisioned this process, part of the reason that I’ve always so loved the story of our founding is the way the Founders envisioned the worst people being in politics.”
“Yet, they couldn’t envision this. You have these people who have taken one of the most powerful tools, the legislative branch has, impeachment, and they’ve turned it into a political cudgel which is not at all what the Founders intended.”
“When you hear Adam Schiff and other Democrats use all these squirrelly words like quid pro quo, bribery, all these things, it’s all because they can’t specify exactly where Donald Trump broke any law or did anything particularly wrong.”
“And they have to move away from quid pro quo because there was no quid, and there was no quo. Ukraine got its money and there was no investigation. So there’s no quid or pro, you can’t keep saying quid pro quo. Even though I don’t know what that means, really. I don’t know what language quid pro quo is.”
Doocy was happy to chime in and explain that the phrase was Latin.
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