Mike Huckabee says House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Trey Gowdy should stop dragging their feet on the Republican effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
On Wednesday, articles of impeachment were filed against Rosenstein by a group of 11 congressional Republicans led by Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. But not everybody is on board.
"House Speaker Paul Ryan has not given his consent for the motion …Trey Gowdy [chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee] isn’t backing it, either, at least so far. Come on, folks, get your act together," the former Arkansas governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate said on MikeHuckabee.com.
"This is the one way you have of holding the reins on an out-of-control FBI."
The impeachment move came after months of frustration from House members who say they have not received documents subpoenaed in connection with the ongoing Russia probe and a surveillance warrant against former Trump aide Carter Page.
The articles of impeachment also claim the deputy AG has a conflict of interest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation because he is a "witness" who could be called to testify.
But when asked about impeachment last Sunday, Gowdy told CBS’ "Face the Nation: "Impeach him for what?"
There’s other pushback as well.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Rosenstein "highly capable," adding, "I have the highest confidence in him."
And Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz called the impeachment move "shortsighted" and "stupid."
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