MSNBC’s Bill Maher said on Monday that he doesn’t believe Donald Trump will face impeachment proceedings over his treatment of women, saying the president “could have resigned” had he been “a little more restrained.”
The comments came after Maher slammed Trump for his treatment and continued his attack on the president’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, saying he’s “a clown.”
“I don’t think it will happen, because he has the right to defend himself,” Maher said.
“He could have resigned.
He could have said, ‘This is not what I am, this is not who I am.
I have let the country down.’
But he did not do that.
He kept going and continuing to do it.”
Sessions is facing impeachment charges from the House over his role in Trump’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s possible connections to Russia.
Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had spoken with the president before Flynn resigned and that he would not have done anything differently if the attorney general had asked him.
Seth Abramson, a senior White House ethics lawyer, also said Monday that Sessions had told him he would “never” recuse himself from the investigation into Flynn’s activities.
“I believe the president would not recuse myself,” Abramson said.
Santorum said on NBC’s Meet the Press that he “absolutely” believes the president should be impeach the president for his handling of the Russia investigation.
“If it came to that, the president wouldn’t hesitate to resign, he wouldn’t do it, and I absolutely believe he should,” Santorum said.
The White House has previously said that Sessions is not subject to congressional ethics rules.