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Pence: The American People Know "So-Called Impeachment Inquiry" Is "Partisan"


Vice President Pence commented on the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the House during a trip Thursday to New Hampshire where he officially filed paperwork to put Trump on the primary ballot.

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: The American people have the transcript of the call and they can see that there was no quid-pro-quo. The president did nothing wrong. The president's focus has been --as my focus was on during my meetings with President Zelensky-- supporting Zelensky's efforts to deal with the historic pattern of corruption in Ukraine and also to enlist more European support.

Frankly, it was a frustration of the president's since we took office that the U.S. was standing with Ukraine's territorial integrity, standing up to the Russians, but too many of our European allies were not providing the kind of support Ukraine needed.

For the beginning, President Trump, unlike the last administration, made military support available for Ukraine. I'm very proud of the way we've stood with Ukraine against Russian aggression.

But in all of our discussions with President Zelensky, we focused exclusively on President Zelensky's efforts to end corruption in Ukraine and also enlist more European support.

What's going on in Washington D.C. today is a disgrace.

Behind closed doors, there’s a so-called impeachment inquiry that I think the American people know is nothing more than a partisan impeachment. It is the latest effort by Democrats to try to overturn the results of the 2016 election and I think the American people see through it.

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