TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, given that this isn't going to result in the removal of the president, and it seems pretty clear based on several weeks of polling data that it's hurting the Democrats, why do you think they are doing this? Do you have a theory on that?
LEE ZELDIN: Yeah, it's a payback to their activist base. There are people who are getting them these gravels in their hand, that gavel that Adam Schiff holds, that Jerry Nadler holds, that Nancy Pelosi holds, they have because of this rabid activist base calling for the president's impeachment since he got elected, since he was sworn into office.
This is a payback to them, and now, as far as conference politics go, Nancy Pelosi, her most important vote, any speaker, their most important vote is to vote to become speaker of the house.
ZELDIN: She got rolled by the far-left of her conference, and it basically what was the far-left of the House Democratic conference, it took over the Democratic conference to the point that you have all of these Democrats who are in districts Donald Trump won in 2016, all walking the plank together, and it's --
CARLSON: That's right.
ZELDIN: There's going to be hell to pay next November.
CARLSON: No, it is a kind of Jonestown dynamic, where they all know it's going to end badly, but they're doing it anyway.