White House adviser Ivanka Trump said her father felt “energized” after the House voted along party lines to impeach him.
“He said it didn’t even feel like he was being impeached,” Ivanka Trump told CBS’ Face the Nation about President Trump’s mood post-impeachment.
“It is pretty unprecedented that support for impeachment has decreased over time as more information was presented to the American people. It’s decreased, not increased. So with all of this time spent, with all of these witnesses who didn’t have firsthand knowledge, with all of these people that have been paraded in front of the American people, support for this action has decreased. So, you know, I think he sees it for what it is, which is really just raw partisan politics.”
The president has repeatedly slammed the impeachment proceedings as a “witch hunt,” calling for lawmakers to shut down the investigation.
Trump Wednesday became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. Only Democrats and one independent voted in favor of the two articles, charging Trump with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. All Republicans voted against his impeachment.
The Senate was expected to begin its impeachment trial in early January, but that could be delayed by House Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she won’t name impeachment managers or send the articles to the Senate until Republican Senate leaders set terms for a trial that are fair to Democrats.