Steve Scalise: Democrats Using “Unprecedented” “Soviet-Style Rules” To Impeach Trump

House Republican whip Steve Scalise described the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as “Soviet-style” and a “sham.”

“They don’t agree with the result with the 2016 election,” Scalise said on the House floor Thursday, standing next to a poster showing a communist hammer-and-sickle behind the Kremlin with text saying “37 days of Soviet-style impeachment proceedings.”

“This is Soviet-style rules,” he said, “Maybe in the Soviet Union you do something like this.”

“This is the United States of America, don’t run a sham process, a tainted process,” Scalise said.

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