Republicans know they’re in big trouble come November. They’re expecting a big blue wave of Democrats to rush in and take away their majority in the House and possibly even the Senate, too. That’s one of the things extremist Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) talked about on a secretly recorded tape Rachel Maddow obtained and then released on her show. He says there are just too many things Republicans want to do before they lose the House, and there’s definitely not enough time to get them done before that happens.
Maddow obtained the tape from a member of a progressive group who attended a Republican fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers. Nunes was caught openly talking about things Republicans want to accomplish, and trying to explain why they would fail at getting what they want.
They really want to impeach Rod Rosenstein in order to put a stop to the Russia investigation and they also want to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh too. When asked about plans to impeach Rosenstein, Nunes said
‘It’s a bit complicated, we only have so many months left. So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up. Well, and you have to decide what you want right now, because the Senate only has so much time. Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?’‘The Senate would have to drop everything they’re doing … and start with impeachment on Rosenstein. And then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed. So it’s not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It’s a matter of, it’s a matter of timing.’‘If Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones. Which is really the danger, I mean we have to keep all these seats. We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.’
‘Let’s say the Portuguese came and brought her some stolen emails. And she decided to release those. Okay, now we have a problem, right? Because somebody stole the emails, gave ’em to Cathy, Cathy released ’em. Well, if that’s the case, then that’s criminal.’