'Nothing short of treason': Dem leader says impeachment is on the table 'once we take control of the House'
Steny H. Hoyer (Youtube)

The number two Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives argued on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "nothing short of treason."

During a press briefing on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that he agreed with former CIA Director John Brennan's assertion that Trump committed treason by publicly siding with Putin over the U.S. intelligence committee's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, Hoyer called impeachment a "distraction," and he argued that the issue should be tabled until "we take control of the House back."

Read some of Hoyer's remarks below.