Speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday warned against “the Democrats’ crazy efforts to impeach” President Donald Trump, Fox News reports.
In his speech, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the highest ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, dismissed the testimony given by Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen earlier this week.
“This is step one in the Democrats’ crazy efforts to impeach the president of the United States,” he said.
“And the best they could come up with is this guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to Congress,” Jordan said, referring to Cohen. “That’s their star witness. That’s their first big hearing.”
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said that Democrats are “trying to lay the foundation” to impeach Trump with Cohen’s testimony.
“It’s not just impeachment,” he said. “It’s taking away everything that is foundational of who we are.”
He also blasted Democrats for “embracing socialism,” and singled out freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., specifically for vowing to pay her staffers a living wage by lowering the salaries of senior staff.
“She’s really serious about it,” Meadows said. “Maybe she needs to put her money in there.”
Former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka said in his speech, “What is America’s biggest problem? Not socialism in Russia, but in America!”
CPAC will continue with appearances from South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and Georgia Sen. David Perdue.