Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) on Thursday called for congressional hearings on the Stormy Daniels payout scandal.
Appearing on CNN, Dent said it would be inconceivable for Republicans to let something like this slide if a Democratic president such as Bill Clinton or Barack Obama reimbursed their lawyers for paying off a porn star to keep her silent about an alleged affair.
"If a Democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet while he was president, I suspect we'd have oversight hearings, and I suspect there probably should be some oversight hearings to get to the bottom of that," he said. "If a Democratic president had done this, we'd be waving a bloody shirt right now."
Dent also mocked Trump for thinking that he could have gotten away with claiming that he had no knowledge of Cohen making the payment, as it simply defies belief that Cohen would not have sought reimbursement from him.
"I don't think there was anybody on the planet who thought that Michael Cohen, out of the goodness of his heart, wrote a $130,000 check to Stormy Daniels without seeking reimbursement," he said. "I mean, come on! We're not fools here."
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Dent calls for congressional hearings on the Stormy Daniels hush payment: "If a Democratic president had paid off a porn star to keep quiet ... we'd be waving a bloody shirt right now" https://t.co/CNl96pgKnG— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 3, 2018