Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan Talks Impeachment
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 -- 12:48 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
(WRN) -Former Governor Scott Walker compares impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump to 2012 efforts to recall him.
Congressman Mark Pocan says that's not an apt comparison.
"Scott Walker never broke the law, that I remember. This one's pretty clear. You've got a president who had a motive, there's a crime, there's a confession, and there's evidence. That's quite different than we ever had with Scott Walker.We thought Scott Walker abused his power."
Pocan says there's no doubt about the President's intentions regarding a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine.
"He clearly said he was holding back anything until they at least announced an investigation. That part is crystal clear."
Pocan says it's "a puzzling time," as the House prepares articles of impeachment against the President.
"It's kind of sad to watch some Republican elected officials repeating this conspiracy theory of the Ukraine as opposed to Russia, when all of our intelligence agencies told us Russia's the one who hacked into our elections. And then to find out that the Senate was briefed in a classified hearing that his was a Russia-directed talking point to blame Ukraine."
Pocan says "it's kind of sad" watching some Republicans trying to pin election hacking on Ukraine, even though all intelligence reports point to Russia.
"It's puzzling time you know, when people don't put country before party. And I see too much of that right now."
Pocan says a House vote on articles of impeachment against the President could come very soon.
"I can't say definitively. If I had to give it a percent, I would give it a 75 to 80 percent chance of likelihood that we'll see a vote this year."
The 2nd District Democrat thinks there's a 75 to 80-percent chance that the House will vote on articles of impeachment before the end of the year.