Appearing on CBS News Sunday Morning, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley expressed opposition to the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
In a @CBSSunday interview, former US Amb. to UN @NikkiHaley tells @NorahODonnell that “impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official" & "when you look at the transcript, there's nothing…that warrants the death penalty for the president." https://t.co/5VLutYfOqN pic.twitter.com/ioptSzFHQS
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 8, 2019
A transcript is as follows:
NORAH O’DONNELL: Do you think the president will ultimately be impeached and removed from office?
NIKKI HALEY: No, on what? You’re going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and – and giving money and it wasn’t withheld? I don’t know what you would impeach him on. And look, Norah, impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official. When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president. And I think that –
O’DONNELL: To be clear, it was not a complete transcript. There are still things that are missing from it. And in it, he does say, “I would like you to do us a favor,” though.
HALEY: The Ukrainians never did the investigation. And the president released the funds. I mean, when you look at those, there’s just nothing impeachable there. And more than that, I think the biggest thing that bothers me is the American people should decide this. Why do we have a bunch of people in Congress making this decision?