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One-on-one sit-down with Senator Mike Crapo

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One-on-one sit-down with Senator Mike Crapo
Mike Crapo has a lot to say about the recent impeachment hearings in Congress.

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I'MKAREN LEHR..AS IDAHO'S SENIORSENATOR AND AMEMBER OF THESENATE COMMITTEEON THE JUDICIARY,MIKE CRAPO HAS ALOT TO SAY ABOUTTHE RECENTIMPEACHMENTHEARINGS INCONGRESS.OUR DON NELSONSAT DOWN WITHSENATOR CRAPO TOFIND OUT WHAT HETHOUGHT ABOUT THEENTIRE PROCESS.MANY MAY NOTKNOW, ORREMEMBER BUTSENATOR MIKECRAPO VOTED IN THEBILL CLINTONIMPEACHMENTHEARINGS, JUST AMONTH AFTER BEINGSWORN IN AS A U.S.SENATOR."WHAT ARE THEDIFFERENCESBETWEEN THE TWOIMPEACHMENTHEARINGS AND ARETHESE VOTESSTRICLY PARTISNVOTES?""NO, THEIR NOT ANDFRANKLY THERE'SALOT OFDIFFERENCES ANDGET DEEPER INTOTHIS, BUT THE KEYPOINT IS PRESIDENTCLINTON HADCOMMITTEDMULTIPLE CRIMES,SERIOUS CRIMES OFPERJURY, NOT ONLYBEFORE A GRANDJURY, BUT BEOFRE ASPECIAL COUNSELINVESTIGATION, ANDPRESIDENT TRUMPWAS NOT EVENCHARGED WITH ACRIME."CRAPO'S FRIEND ANDCOLLEAGUE,SENATOR MITTROMNEY OF UTAHBROKE RANKS WITHTHE G.O.P.

ANDVOTED TO CONVICTIN THE IMPEACHMENTTRIAL...SOMETHINGTHAT DIDN'T SIT WELLAT THE WHITEHOUSE."HOW DID YOU FEELABOUT HIS DECISION ,I KNOW YOURESPECT SENATORROMNEY'S DECISIONBUT WHAT ABOUTTHE PRESIDENTGOING AFTER HIMAFTERWARDS?""WELL, I DON'TBELIEVE THEPRESIDENT ORANYBODY SHOULDOR WILL GO AFTERHIM NOW THEREMAYBE SOME BACKAND FORTHBETWEEN THEPRESIDENT ANDSENATOR ROMNEY,BUT MITCHMCCONNELLADDRESSED THATBEST I THINK ANHOUR AFTER THEVOTES AND HE SAIDNOBODY'S IN THEDOG HOUSE ANDWE'RE ALL COMINGTOGETHER TO WORKSTRONGLY FOR THENEXT ISSUES ON THEFLOOR OF THESENATE."CRAPO BELIEVESOUR FOREFATHERSGOT IT RIGHT."WHY DID OURFOUNDERS CREATETHE IMPEACHMENTPROCESS AND WHATDI THEY WANT DIDTHEY WANT IT TOACCOMPLISH ANDWHAT DID THEY WANTIT NOT TO BE.""THEY DID NOT WANTA SYSTEM IN WHICH APARTY IN OPPOSITIONTO THE PRESIDENTCOULD SIMPLYREMOVE HIMBECAUSE THEYDIDN'T LIKE HIM.""IN YOUR VIEW DOESTHE PRESIDENTTWEET TOOMUCH...DOES HETWEET ABOUTCERTAIN THINGS HESHOULDN'T TWEETABOUT IN YOUROPINION.""DEFINATELY HE HASBEEN ABLE TO STIRTHE POT WITH HISTWEETS ANDSOMETIMES I FELTTHAT WASN'TNECESSARY IN FACTSOMETIMESCOUNTER-PRODUCTIVE IN WHATWE WERE TRYING TOACCOMPLISH."AND AS FAR AS THEPRESIDENT'SPERFECT PHONECALL WITH THEPRESIDENT OFUKRAINE, SENATORCRAPO HAD THIS TOSAY."OK, I ACTUALLYBELIEVE THEPRESIDENT'S ACTIONWERE DIFFERENTTHAN MINE WOULDHAVE BEEN THAT IT ISPOSSIBLE FORPEOPLE TO BECRITICAL HOW HEHANDLED IT...I DON'TTHINK IT WAAS THEWAY THE PARTISNATTACKCARETERIZED ITEXACTLY."DON NELSON SIX ONYOUR




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