- Rep. Nancy Mays says there is “a lot of pressure” on Republicans to impeach President Biden.
- On NBC’s Meet The Press, Mays said impeachment is being considered by some in the GOP.
- He told host Chuck Todd that if the party chooses to hold a vote, he believes it will be divisive.
Rep. Nancy Mays says there is pressure on Republicans to vote to impeach President Biden if the party wins the midterm elections and gains control of the House.
Mays was on NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, speaking with host Chuck Todd, who asked, “Do you expect a vote of impeachment against President Biden if the Republicans take over the House?”
The South Carolina congresswoman responded, “there’s a lot of pressure on Republicans to have this vote, to push this legislation. I think that’s something that some people are looking at.”
To which Todd simply replied, “Wow.”
On Wednesday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said a GOP-majority Congress could try to impeach the president any week. Kinzinger was referring to Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, who has made impeachment of Biden part of her official platform.
Last year, several Republicans filed articles of impeachment criticizing Biden’s withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, his immigration policies and his administration’s eviction moratorium.
When asked by Todd how she would vote if impeachment were on the floor, Mays said she would look at the evidence and vote constitutionally.
“I will not vote to impeach any president if I feel that due process has been taken away for anyone,” he told Todd.
Mays said that if the party chooses to hold that vote, she believes it will be divisive. “That’s why I’ve pushed it personally when I hear people say they’re going to table articles of impeachment in the House,” he said.
While Mays voted against impeaching former President Donald Trump, she was critical of his role on Jan. 6. he tells CNN that “Trump’s entire legacy is gone” after the riots on Capitol Hill.
Before Jan. 6, Mays was a Trump supporter and even worked on his 2016 campaign.
During the NBC interview, Todd asked the congresswoman if she would support Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.
“I will support whoever the Republicans nominate in ’24,” he said.
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