During a speech on the senate floor, Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy said:
“I say this gently and I say this hopefully constructively to my friends in the House leadership, the House leadership needs to urinate or get off the pot. The House leadership needs to indict the President of the United States, impeach him and let us hold a trial – he won't be convicted – or they need to go ahead and hold in contempt every single member of the Trump Administration so can move those issue into our court system and get back to doing the people's business. Now if they decide to go the court route, Mr. President, I would callings my friends to be very, very careful because once it enters the court system, it becomes a zero-sum game. One of two things will happen, either the administration will win, in which case the oversight authority of the United States Congress will be undermined or the House leadership will win in which case no American with a brain above a single cell organism is going to want to run for the President of the United States because they can find out congress will be able .”
In a later interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Sen. Kennedy said, "I mean what I said, they need to urinate or get off the pot....And go ahead and impeach him if you think he deserves to be impeached, he won't be convicted in the Senate but but stop toying with him....And you say well they are in good faith, some have said that, well maybe some, let me give you an example...the House Ways and Means chairman, he says I have to see Trump's tax returns because it will help me evaluate how well the IRS conducts audits.Right, and Jimmy Hoffa died of natural causes. Nobody believes that."