October 25, 2019

Senate GOP Condemns House of Representatives’ Closed Door Impeachment Process

WASHINGTON – This week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the House of Representatives’ closed door impeachment inquiry. The measure is sponsored by 50 Republican Senators.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): “…the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is breaking critical precedents, denying the administration important rights that were afforded other presidents, and violating basic rules of due process.”
  • U.S. Senator Thom Tillis  (R-North Carolina): “It is telling that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have broken with historical precedent by refusing to hold a vote to open an impeachment inquiry. Now they are running a closed-door process that denies due process to President Trump. This secretive approach allows House Democrats to selectively leak information that supports their political agenda of attacking President Trump at the expense of providing fairness to the President and transparency to the American people.
  • U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota): “The House’s impeachment investigation has been nothing more than secretive hearings and selective leaks designed to sway public opinion and hurt President Trump. It is a hyper-partisan process completely void of due process. It is a disservice to the American people.
  •  U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana): “Precedent, transparency & due process — all still important in America. Proud to join [Senator Graham] in a resolution to stop House Dems from their sham impeachment process.”
  •  U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas): “...We [Senate Republicans] are firmly united against the farce that Adam Schiff is running in the House right now. There’s a clear way to conduct an inquiry like this: in front of the public, with the minority having proper rights, with the accused having some basic fairness and due process. That’s what happened with Bill Clinton in 1998, it’s what happened with Richard Nixon in 1974...”
  •  U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska): “Today I joined the majority of my Republican Senate colleagues on a resolution condemning the House of Representatives for their unfair impeachment inquiry process. The resolution urges House Dems to respect precedent & provide [President Trump] the due process rights he deserves.”