— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 22, 2019
Center President Fred Fleitz joined Lou Dobbs to talk about Hong Kong and the impeachment hearings taking place this week.
Fleitz reacted to the Chinese inviting the United States to Beijing for trade talks despite President Trump currently considering a bill which would support the Hong Kong protestors. “Beijing does not want the President to sign this bill on Hong Kong but I think they realize this is probably going to happen.”
“The President and Congress have to do something”
With respect to any hope of getting the people of Hong Kong and the Chinese government to back down, Fleitz said “we’re long past that point.”
The conversation then turned to impeachment, and specifically the testimony of Fiona Hill, an Ex-NSC aide. Having met Hill aboard Air Force One, Fleitz opined that “she wasn’t partisan to me.” After her testimony, his opinion has changed: “she was supposed to be a fact witness today, but she wasn’t a fact witness… she went out on tirades, she lectured the Republicans, she attacked the Republicans on things that they didn’t even say.”
Previously, Alexander Vindman had testified that he was upset that the President didn’t follow Ukraine talking points that reflected official U.S. government policy. “The President makes the official U.S. government policy,” Fleitz explained, “at the end of the day, he is our principal policy maker and the policy is whatever he decides it’s to be.”
“I think these hearings were a big flop”
Fleitz concluded by slamming Adam Schiff’s summary at the end of the hearings, in which he attacked the Republicans rather than talking about the President. “I thought Schiff was losing it, and I think Schiff knows that this whole impeachment circus is costing the Democrats and it’s going to help the President,” Fleitz ended.
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