On Sunday, Senator David Perdue who represents Georgia was a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd as host.
Chuck Todd very clearly thought he had a “gotcha” question for the Senator and thought he was going to be really cute. unfortunately, for him, it blew up in his face and it was hilarious.
Perdue and Todd got into a very lengthy discussion over how the Senate will proceed over the impeachment trial. Todd did ask Perdue about Lev Parnas and he said, “[S]econd hand information. This is a distraction. This is a person that’s been indicted right now. He’s out on bail. He’s been meeting with the House Intel Committee. If the House felt like this information was pertinent, I would think they would’ve included him… … The President says he doesn’t know who he was.”
After that Todd was ready to deliver his trick question and asked Perdue if he would be comfortable defending Barack Obama if the circumstances were the same and Todd got leveled.
“In Fast and Furious, he [Obama] did exactly this. He withheld evidence from the House of Representatives, and the Republicans decided that it was not obstruction of Congress. The Democrats agreed, and we did not pursue it. Nancy Pelosi, Nadler, all said that that was not obstruction. And yet, in this case, when the President decides to use executive privilege, they now — all of a sudden — say, ‘Oh, no. That is obstruction of Congress. So, it’s a little bit hypocritical…”
If you listen really close in the video you may hear Todd’s ego hit the floor.
Senator Purdue then played clean up and said, “My personal preference, Chuck, would be to see this thing dismissed out of hand because I think it’s an illegitimate process in the House. They did not give this President due process.”
Written by January 20, 2020–