Fox News host Chris Wallace weighed in on the updates in the impeachment hearings, including the possibility that President Donald Trump might testify at his own impeachment hearings.
According to Wallace, who spoke on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday, Trump testifying in the House impeachment inquiry would be akin to Prince Andrew testifying about his relationship with recently deceased convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“I would think that would be akin to Prince Andrew testifying about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, which one British critic said was like an airplane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami that set off a nuclear explosion,” Wallace said about Trump’s recent claim that he may testify.
“It’s an entertaining thing and it’s certainly got us all talking, but my guess is it’s not going to happen,” he added.
“And if it did, it would be a very controversial and perhaps unwise policy by the president.”
Trump announced Monday that he would “strongly consider” whether to testify at his impeachment hearings, which are taking place on Capitol Hill.
Trump made his suggestion during a tweet that took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her, “Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi…”
The president went on to say that Pelosi “is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday’s DEFACE THE NATION that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing.
“Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”
….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2019
Trump’s reference to Pelosi’s interview was on CBS’s “Face the Nation” which Pelosi appeared on Sunday. During that interview Pelosi challenged the president, saying that, “The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants — if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing,” according to The New York Post.
“He has every opportunity to present his case,” she said, also calling him “so much worse” than President Richard Nixon — who resigned the presidency before he could be impeached.
“It’s really a sad thing,” Pelosi said at another point in the interview and went on to call Trump an “imposter” who was “way over his head” as commander in chief.
“I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue,” she said of the only US president to ever resign from office.
“There’s so much wrongdoing attached with all of this,” she insisted of the probe into accusations of bribing Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, his potential opponent in the 2020 election, to get withheld military aid.
“None of us came here to impeach a president. This is very sad,” she said, also calling the allegations “very serious.”
“When it comes to violating the Constitution of the United States, as he undermines our national security, jeopardizes the integrity of our elections, dishonors his own oath of office — that’s about impeachment,” Pelosi insisted defiantly.
“This is about our democracy that is at risk with this president in the White House.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.