Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said she doesn’t believe President Trump will be impeached or removed from office, calling Democrats’ impeachment a “death penalty for a public official.”

“You’re going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and—and giving money and it wasn’t withheld? I don’t know what you would impeach him on,” Haley told CBS in an interview released late Friday.

“Impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official,” she continued. “When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president.”

“When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president,” Haley said, referring to a summary of a call President Trump had in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The CBS host interrupted, “To be clear, it was not a complete transcript. There are still things that are missing from it. And in it, he does say, ‘I would like you to do us a favor,’ though.”

Haley noted Ukraine never launched an investigation and Trump ultimately released the aid to Kyiv. 

“The Ukrainians never did the investigation. And the president released the funds,” she said. “I mean, when you look at those, there’s just nothing impeachable there.

“And more than that, I think the biggest thing that bothers me is the American people should decide this,” she added. “Why do we have a bunch of people in Congress making this decision?”

House Democrats accused President Trump of urging Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who worked for a Ukrainian natural gas company. But the White House has denied any quid pro quo with Ukraine.

The House has been conducting closed-door interviews with several witnesses in order to determine whether the president initially withheld congressionally approved military aid for Ukraine.

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