CONGRESSMAN DON YOUNG ISSUES STATEMENT OPPOSING
Congressman Don Young issued a statement following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry:
“From the moment President Trump was elected, Congressional Democrats have acted as sore losers, spending every minute working to undermine him and his Administration’s policies. Speaker Pelosi has decided to begin an impeachment inquiry – a decision she has been forced into by the extreme left of her party who harbor nothing but hatred for President Trump. House Democrats tried to take down President Trump with the Mueller Report and failed. Frankly, impeachment is not only a political stunt, but a waste of time. I do not support impeachment, and while President Trump and I do not agree on every issue, I have not seen evidence of an impeachable offense. Impeachment proceedings require the House to dedicate significant time and resources; time and resources that would be better spent focused on making our country a better place and not on the November 2020 elections,” Young said in his statement.
Pelosi told Democrats in a closed meeting that she’s ready for formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, due to his alleged pressuring of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to Politico.
“It would be my intention with the consent of this caucus … to proceed with an impeachment inquiry,” she said, according to Politico, who quoted two anonymous Democrats in the room. “He is asking a foreign government to help him in his campaign, that is a betrayal of his oath of office.”
Trump has agreed to release the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which could occur as early as Wednesday.
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