As House Democrats in charge of the impeachment inquiry move proceedings into the public realm on Wednesday, the Trump administration countered by proclaiming the president’s innocence and touting his accomplishments.
Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, in an appearance on Fox News, criticized Democrats for concentrating on impeachment instead of helping the president and Republicans come up with legislative solutions from some of the nation’s pressing problems.
They include figuring out how to lower prescription drug prices, rebuilding crumbling infrastructure, and approving renegotiated trade deals like USMCA, she said.
“Our concern is that the business of the people is not being done,” Conway said. “Where is the trade deal? Where is the drug pricing reduction?”
She said that Trump would be releasing a report in New York City Wednesday touting job growth and production since he took office nearly three years ago.
“He created 4 million more jobs than the [Congressional Budget Office] projected he would,” she continued. “The wages are up for blue collar workers. The deregulatory agenda is robust and growing. … We’re not a net exporter of oil and natural gas.”
Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff opened the impeachment inquiry Wednesday morning by stating that he sought to answer one question: Whether the president abused his office in dealings with Ukraine.
“The matter is as simple and as terrible as that,” Schiff said. “Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their commander in chief.”