Sen. Perdue Introduces Resolution Condemning Closed-Door Impeachment Inquiry

A Senate Resolution was introduced today by Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and other Republican senators “condemning the U.S. House of Representatives’ illegitimate, closed-door impeachment inquiry.”

The resolution states: “The proposition that the Speaker acting alone may direct committees to initiate impeachment proceedings without any debate or a vote on the House floor is unprecedented and undemocratic. The House of Representatives is abandoning more than a century’s worth of precedent and tradition in impeachment proceedings and denying President Trump basic fairness and due process accorded every American.”

The resolution calls upon the House of Representatives to:

  • “Vote to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry prior to proceeding any further with its impeachment investigation into President Trump;
  • Provide President Trump, like every other American, with due process, to include the ability to confront his accusers, call witnesses on his behalf, and have a basic understanding of the accusations against him that would form any basis for impeachment; and
  • Provide members of the minority with the ability to participate fully in all proceedings and have equal authority to issue subpoenas and other compulsory process.”

The resolution is cosponsored by U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), James Inhofe (R-OK), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN).

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NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Hypocritical Deflecting Idiots. For the faithful, Lets see what a ‘Fox & Friends’ discussion had to say. “Democrats are just “following the rules”—rules written by Republicans. “I read the House rules,” Napolitano said. “And as frustrating as it may be to have these hearings going on behind closed doors—the hearings over which Congressman Schiff is presiding—they are consistent with the rules.” “They can make up any rules they want?!” Brian Kilmeade replied. Speaking more slowly, Napolitano told him, “Well, they can’t change the rules, they follow the rules.” He went to explain that those rules were last written in January… Read more »

Bart
Bart

You only address part of the GOP complaint at least as Sen Graham explained it. I’m pretty sure there is no rule saying the majority may selectively leak certain statements or documents to tarnish the president’s image and re-election chances. If they are going to conduct secret hearings, then do it quickly without all of the biased leaks. The whole thing is a major waste of time and taxpayer money, it’s time to put up or shut up.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Quickly? this is going all at a realistic pace. The number of relevant investigations and witnesses increases daily. Biased leaks? We suffer from Majority/Minority creating/leaking/denying/claiming something true or false everyday. Tarnish a candidates election chances.? LOL. That’s the MO of every American Political campaign: misinformation and borderline libel/slander. Congress lives primarily to fight its own campaign battles over actually doing their job of working for the citizens. Damn legislation! Everything is a ‘politically motivated’ attack and must be shut down because politicians are above the law. Political membership/label/brand must be defended over truth and law. How dare anyone investigate a… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Indeed it’s a certainty the House impeachment investigation will completed in a fraction of the Benghazi time.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

“41 Republican members of the House of Representatives stormed past police officers into the room where Laura Cooper, a Pentagon official with jurisdiction over Ukraine affairs, was about to testify in front of the three committees investigating the Ukraine scandal. Led by Minority Whip (the second in command of the House GOP) Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), the members insisted they were trying to break down the unfair “secrecy” in which the Democrats were holding their investigations. They broke into the room, a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities) room, where meetings that involve national security are held. They… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Complaining about and attacking the process are all that’s left when facts, ethics, and morality aren’t on side.