Bill Kristol Calls Rod Rosenstein Impeachment A Political ‘Stunt,’ Predicts It Will Only Get 30 To 40 Votes


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Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol said the GOP’s effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is nothing more than a political stunt that doesn’t have the votes to pass the House.

“I mean, it’s a joke,” Kristol said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday. “They don’t even seem to want to vote on it … they haven’t offered us a privileged resolution where the speaker would have to bring it up.” (RELATED: Bill Kristol Claims Trump May Be Rooting For NATO To Fail)

Kristol claimed House Republicans don’t have enough political capital or support for such a move and are coming down on Rosenstein for purely political purposes.


“They wouldn’t get more than 30 or 40 Republican votes for it I think,” Kristol declared. “So it’s a pure stunt to try to feed into Trump’s narrative that the whole thing is corrupt. The FBI’s corrupt. The Justice Department’s corrupt. The Mueller investigation’s tainted. So, it’s deeply irresponsible.”

Kristol still encouraged the GOP to hold the vote so they could weed out conservative radicals who’d vote yes on the measure.

“It’d be good for actual Republicans to vote, because I think you’d get a huge majority against this,” he concluded. “It would actually show that Republicans don’t believe in pure demagoguery, discrediting our institutions and so forth. But instead I guess they’ll just let it die presumably.”

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