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House Republicans have moved from saying they would consider impeaching the president if evidence exists he engaged in quid pro quo to now claiming that despite the evidence it’s not an impeachable offense.

The conservative Washington Examiner on Wednesday reports House Republican lawmakers are “evolving” and now “say it no longer matters if President Trump tied $400 million in military aid earmarked for Ukraine to Kyiv agreeing to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.”

Texas Republican Congressman Mike Conaway, a top Trump supporter who sits on the the House Intelligence Committee, told the Washington Examiner: “Asking people to do something in order to get the foreign aid, that’s a relatively common occurrence with all of our foreign aid. You could say all of our foreign aid is quid pro quo.”

That’s false.

Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole says despite all the evidence, “It doesn’t matter much anymore.”

Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, ignoring the U.S. Constitution and the breath of evidence against the president adds: “Is there anything about their conversation that merits throwing out the votes of 63 million people? That’s the bottom line.”

One Republican Congressman asking to not be named summed up his and his GOP colleagues’ position: “Even if the Democrats’ fact pattern that they’ve laid out turns out to be 100% correct, it does not matter.”

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As noted by Law and Crime's Jerry Lambe, Garret Miller of Texas essentially wrote his own charging document on social media. Before he went to Washington, D.C. for "this Trump shit," as he called it in a Jan. 2 Facebook post, Miller was expecting, perhaps even hoping, that "some crazy shit (was) going to happen. "Dollar might collapse," Miller predicted, and "civil war could start." Miller, 34, also told his Facebook friends what he planned to bring: "a grappling hook and rope and a level 3 vest. Helmets, mouth guard, and bump cap."

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