Kirsters Baish| Outspoken White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood in front of the press yesterday after the news broke that Speaker Paul Ryan would not be seeking re-election. One liberal reporter decided to speak out and claim to Sarah that his sources in Congress told him that the Democratic Party could win big time in the 2018 midterm elections and take over Congress. That liberal reporter was none other than CNN’s own Jim Acosta. Acosta is always instigating verbal arguments with Sanders. Acosta also questioned Sanders if the Democrats taking control of Congress would push President Donald Trump to be impeached. Sanders’ response was enough to knock Acosta right on his keister.
Jim Acosta: That could potentially lead to impeachment proceedings that the Democrats could bring forward. What is the President’s thinking on that?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: We are very confident in the record that we have and the very successful first year and a half that the President has had in office. And we expect to talk about that a lot, we’d love for you guys to talk about the t a lot more too. We’d be happy to send you some talking points if you need some guidance on that.
Jim Acosta: Do you think a wave is coming?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: We certainly think we have a great story to tell and we think America will be ready to listen to that and certainly has felt the impact, certainly from an economic standpoint from this administration and we’re proud of that.
More from Fox News on Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement:
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election in November — a move that ends a nearly two decade career in Congress and comes as the GOP girds for a tough fight to keep control of the House this year.
Ryan said in a press conference after meeting with House lawmakers that his primary motivation was so he could spend more time with his wife and children, who he said he did not want to remember him as a “weekend Dad.”
“If I am here for one more term, my kids will only ever have known me as a weekend Dad — I just can’t let that happen,” he said.
Ryan, who was first elected to Congress in 1998, said he believes Congress has achieved “a heck of a lot” under his leadership as speaker since 2015.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, they won’t be taking control of Congress in the midterms, so Jim Acosta shouldn’t be thinking about impeachment.