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GOP Considering Expunging Trump Impeachment If They Win Back House

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President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 February 2020 01:43 PM EST

Republicans are planning to expunge President Donald Trump's impeachment if they retake the House in November, the New York Post is reporting.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had proclaimed that Trump will "be impeached forever."

But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy feels differently.

"This is the fastest, weakest, most political impeachment in history," McCarthy told the newspaper on Wednesday. "I don't think it should stay on the books."

According to the Post, Republicans say investigating how Democrats pursued their impeachment of the president could, in fact, provide a factual basis to spark the expungement effort.

"I think [if] we take the majority, some of the key priorities for us are infrastructure, lowering prescription drugs, and others," McCarthy said. "But I think when you look at what the Democrats have done, I also think we have to get to the bottom of it."

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said: "The president is there and I think ultimately with the things that are going to be coming out in the months ahead, it will be all the more appropriate. More and more people will see that. So then I think by next year it will be an appropriate thing to file and do."

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio added: "The president should have never been impeached in the first place." Jordan called expungement "a good idea."

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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