WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia First District Congressman David McKinley said Friday all anyone wants to talk about in Washington is impeachment but he said he’s not hearing much discussion on the topic in his home district.
McKinley, during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline,” said the U.S. House needs to consider whether they are using the impeachment proceedings involving President Donald Trump as a weapon,.
“Are we now taking impeachment into an area where we’re weaponizing it? I think we have to be very careful because then the next president is going to come in, whoever that president is, and then right off, like Obama. How many times did we hear that we’re going to impeach him?” McKinley said.
McKinley said over the first 200 years of his country there were only one person impeached and now Trump could be the third over the last 40 years.
“Let’s not use it as a political tool,” McKinley said.
A House committee conducted hours of public testimony this week. McKinley said he didn’t hear a lot new. He is cautioning the House not to be too quick heading down the road of an impeachment vote.
“Maybe they disagree with his techniques and his form, which is very questionable, but is it impeachable?”
McKinley said Congress needs to ask itself is was the conversation Trump had with the Ukrainian president impeachable?
“Or is it that you just don’t like the man’s policies,” McKinley said.