Now that Democrats have gotten the green light to proceed with the impeachment process, lawmakers are speaking out. After the announcement by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, both sides of the aisle didn’t hold back voicing their opinions. It seems both republicans and democrats are sticking to their viewpoints consistent with their parties.
“If this president of the United States can attempt to extort a foreign leader to withhold security funds that were to be given by the United States to his country, in order to pursue and promote his own political agenda, we have reached a new low in the United States,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D).
On the other side, Republicans say the impeachment process will backfire on the Democratic party just like it did when the Republicans led the charge to remove President Clinton from office.
“I’m all about finding out if any president or any politician has committed a crime, but as far as I can tell there is no impeachable offense. Just because you don’t like a president doesn’t give you the right to impeach that president,” said Rep. James Comer (R).
Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon weighed in on the discussion, stating:
“This blatant attempt to pander the farthest left voters clearly demonstrates to the American people that it is the extreme voices of the far left who are really in charge of house democrats. The American people should be appalled,” said Rep. Bucshon (R).
The debate is expected to continue Wednesday after President Trump announced he will release the transcript from his phone call with the President of Ukraine. This comes after the Senate unanimously called for Trump to release the Ukraine Whistle blower complaint.
(This story was originally published on September 24, 2019)