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Trump Loving Congressman Was Excited to Talk to Veterans About Impeachment Until He Heard What They Had to Say

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Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is a staunch Republican and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.

So when activists with the anti-Trump veterans group Common Defense confronted Meadows to challenge his views on Trump's impeachment, Meadows attempted to disagree while remaining reverent.

Meadows reportedly said, "My people!" when approaching the veterans, but things quickly got awkward when the topic turned to the President.


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"I think it's very clear that he is using our foreign policy for personal gain," one veteran told Meadows, "and that's not the role of the President."

When Meadows asked what Trump said that was corrupt, the veteran cited Trump's urging of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for releasing congressionally approved military aid to the ally country.

Meadows pointed out that the announcement never occurred, which the veteran countered by reminding him that Trump was caught before the announcement could be made:

"If you try to commit a crime and you don't, you still tried and that still counts to me, sir. That's what I learned in the Marine Corps."

Meadows responded with standard GOP impeachment talking points:

"I want to say thank you for your service. I appreciate that. We disagree on the facts of the matter...I can tell you the aid was held up and there are depositions yet to be released."

The veteran concluded by reminding Meadows that Trump's accountability or lack thereof regarding foreign policy will determine a standard for every president after him.

People sided with the veteran activists.




They weren't satisfied with the counterarguments from Meadows.





The House of Representatives will vote on the articles of impeachment against Trump this week. Meadows is almost certainly voting against them, but he'll be doing so with these objections on his mind.