Both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have criticized House Democrats for holding impeachment proceedings during the NATO conference.
According to The Hill:
President Trump and his allies are blasting House Democrats for holding the first Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment at the same time the president will be in London meeting with other NATO members.
Administration officials have accused Democrats of deliberately attempting to distract Trump from his work overseas by hosting a hearing on Wednesday with constitutional law experts on impeachable offenses.
“The do nothing Democrats decided when I’m going to NATO … that was the exact time — this is one of the most important journeys that we make as president,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he departed for London on Monday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, told “Fox & Friends” that he felt the decision to hold a hearing while Trump is abroad went against precedent.
Other members of the Trump team have openly accused House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of purposely scheduling the hearings during this critical foreign policy time.