Sen. Young says he will be ‘conscientious’ if voting on impeachment

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(WEHT) – At least one member of the Tri-State’s Congressional delegations said he doesn’t expect much new information to come out if the Senate is asked to act on the House’s likely impeachment vote.

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) said he believes most of the evidence in the case is already public.

Sen. Young said he has not done a ‘nose count’ to find out how lawmakers may vote on the issue, but he said he believes any votes to impeach or remove the president will primarily fall along party lines.

He would not say how he may vote.

“I’m going to be a conscientious United States Senator, do my job, review the factual record, apply it against what I regard as the appropriate standard of high crimes and misdemeanors, and then I’ll cast my vote,” said Sen. Young.

Young also stopped short of criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for saying he would coordinate with the White House on the proceedings.

Sen. Young said an impeachment proceeding is not a traditional trial court.

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(This story was originally published on Dec. 17, 2019)

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