Exclusive reaction from U.S. Rep. Babin to calls for Trump impeachment; Bernsen weighs in


U.S. Representative Brian Babin told KFDM News in an exclusive satellite interview from Washington that no decisions or conclusions should be reached until the facts are in about President Trump and the investigation into whether there was any collusion with the Russians to influence the 2016 Presidential election.

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation.

Mueller is authorized to investigate any matter that arises from the probe.

Jefferson County Democratic Party Chairman Cade Bernsen told KFDM this is a critical time for the nation and the political parties.

"It's critical that the country get to the bottom of these serious issues," Bernsen told us. "It's time that the GOP congressmen and senators included, past time that they put the country ahead of careers and party. Donald Trump and his administration are an utter disaster. We need to make sure the Special Counsel has all the tools he needs, an unlimited scope, to investigate what Russia did, whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russia, and whether Trump and his administration have tried to obstruct justice. Those three things must be completely within the scope of the Special Counsel."

KFDM spoke exclusively via satellite from Washington, D.C. earlier today with U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, a Republican congressman from Woodville, for our Connect to Congress segment.

We asked him about the New York Times' report that former FBI Director James Comey claims President Trump asked him to back off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The Times says it happened when Trump asked others to leave the Oval Office so he could speak alone with Comey.

Babin told KFDM there's no proof of that and urges Southeast Texans to wait and not rush to judgment.

"Let’s let the facts fall and find out what happened,” said Rep. Brian Babin, (R) - Texas District 36. “There may be some bad blood there. Mr. Comey was relieved of his job, and I don’t know, I’m not going to make any hard and fast decision or conclusion until we see the facts. ”

He also believes many are unwilling to accept the fact Donald Trump is President.

"Elections have consequences," said Babin. "I trust this President. I probably wouldn't say and tweet some of the things he's done, but hey, this is the way this man operates. So far, I think we're losing sight of how effective he's been as a President. I'm withholding any conclusions until we see the facts about these statements that we're hearing."

Babin also believes the media is treating President Trump unfairly.

"We had eight years of President Obama and his administration and some of the same things were happening back then in that administration that they’re claiming are happening in the Trump administration,” Babin claimed. “Where was the mainstream media then? Where were these Democrats that are raising so much sand?”

However, Babin accused Trump’s critics of attempting to derail the democratically-elected president rather than accepting the consequences of November’s vote.

“We have to give democracy a chance to work here instead of trying to stop and obstruct at every turn,” he said.