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Tags: andrew card | democrats | hyperbole | president | 2020

Bush-43 Chief of Staff Backs Impeachment Proceedings

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Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

By    |   Monday, 07 October 2019 10:14 PM EDT

A former White House chief of staff for George W. Bush on Monday backed impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but said he was not sure whether the president's actions qualified as an "impeachable offense."

"I do think an impeachment inquiry is warranted," Andrew Card said during an appearance on MSNBC.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week announced an impeachment probe against Trump following the release of a whistleblower complaint that alleged Trump used his position to influence Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy for his political gain.

Trump on a phone call with Zelenskiy in July asked him to investigate Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Card argued the proceedings should be thorough, but asked people "calm down."

"Most people in Congress have already made up their mind when they haven't seen any evidence. I want people to calm down, take a look at it," he argued. "Don't call a molehill a mountain. They tend to do that. There's hyperbole on both sides. This is a serious process."

"I do want the impeachment process if it's going to go forward to be done deliberately without hyperbole, without exaggeration, based on the facts," he added.

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Although not sure whether the president's actions qualified as an "impeachable offense," a former White House chief of staff for George W. Bush on Monday backed impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
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2019-14-07
Monday, 07 October 2019 10:14 PM
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