Republican presidential primary candidates Mark Sanford and Former Rep. Joe Walsh went at it during CNN’s State of the Union over the possibility of President Donald Trump being impeached.
The debate took place when the no-shot candidates were asked about their thoughts on President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine by host Jake Tapper — and lead to Walsh having a full on tantrum.
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Sanford wouldn’t say that he supports impeachment, but Walsh snapped and declared that he does.
“With all due respect, this president deserves to be impeached,” Walsh ranted. “No one from the White House or high-level Republicans are on the show today because there is nothing to defend. This president betrayed his country again this week. Would I vote if I were in Congress on the inquiry? There is enough we know now to vote to impeachment this president.”
“This is a strong term I’m going to use but I’m going to say it on purpose, Donald Trump is a traitor,” he added. He noted however, that he is not accusing the president of committing treason.
Sanford disagreed with his take, despite the fact that he is attempting to run against Trump.
“Are there very troubling charges out there in, yes,” Sanford said. “Do they need to be investigated? Yes. But to jump to conclusions and say he needs to be impeached, what he’s done is treasonous is to say we’re not going through the very process that the Founding Fathers laid out.”
“With all due respect, the president of the United States, and this is not the first time he’s done it, is telling foreign governments to interfere in our election,” he pointed out. “And here is another thing. He asked China this week to investigate his fellow Americans. If that alone — and that is what our founders feared, Jake — Mark, if that alone isn’t impeachable, then nothing is. Yes, begin the process.”
Walsh has repeatedly used the n-word on Twitter, yet claims to have the moral high ground over the president.