Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is giving President Trump a "win" doing impeachment so close to the 2020 election.
"I frankly don't understand why if you had an impeachment message, she did the (trade) treaty on the same day," Penn said Tuesday night on FOX News. "She really should've done it a year ago. Now she just did it closer to the election giving Trump more of a win."
LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS: Okay, after introducing all the articles of impeachment -- all of them, all two of them, the Democrats suddenly, Mark Penn, decided this whole trade thing that's been around for 13 months that was painstakingly negotiated by Bob Lighthizer, it was time to take it seriously. Now, listen to what they all reported over and over and over.
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PELOSI: We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
BIDEN: Walk and chew gum at this same time.
Female Speaker: We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
Male Speaker: We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
SANDERS: Walk and chew bubblegum at the same time.
Female Speaker: But it turns out Congress can walk and chew gum at the same time.
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INGRAHAM: This was just like -- so they can actually pass a piece of legislation that's wildly popular and that they supported months ago.
MARK PENN, FMR. CLINTON POLLSTER: Well, I don't know if that's the threshold for getting elected these days, walking and chewing gum.
INGRAHAM: Yeah. Yeah.
PENN: Look. I frankly don't understand why if you had an impeachment message, she did the treaty on the same day. She really should've done it a year ago. Now she just did it closer to the election giving Trump more of a win. Doesn't make any sense to me.
INGRAHAM: No, but she tried to say well, we got some big concessions. They got nothing. They got something on drug companies protection, which Trump was already in favor of, and then something that also helped labor, which Trump was fine with, too. This is where like the whole thing stood. It's ridiculous.
PENN: Well, and this was when no one believed that Trump could renegotiate this deal.
INGRAHAM: They laughed at him. All the elites laughed at him.
PENN: They absolutely did, and John, I remember this. I did it on the show. I said watch Lighthizer. He's the smartest USTR we've ever had. Watch what he does. His whole team brilliant. Kushner, they laughed at him, too. They worked on it and it happened.