Former U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump, saying she doesn’t believe he will be impeached and removed from office. Haley addressed House Dems’ impeachment inquiry in an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell.
“You’re gonna impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and– and giving money and it wasn’t withheld?” Haley said. “I don’t know what you would impeach him on. And look, Norah, impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official.”
“When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president,” she said, referring to a transcript of the call President Trump had in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
O’Donnell responded: “To be clear, it was not a complete transcript. There are still things that are missing from it. And in it, he does say, ‘I would like you to do us a favor,’ though.”
President Trump is accused of pressuring Zelensky to investigate former VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine. The White House has denied any quid pro quo with Ukraine.
“The Ukrainians never did the investigation,” Haley said. “And the president released the funds. I mean, when you look at those, there’s just nothing impeachable there. And more than that, I think the– the biggest thing that bothers me is the American people should decide this. Why [do] we have a bunch of people in Congress making this decision?”
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