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Foxx Statement on H.Res.660

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Washington, October 31, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Foxx released the following statement on H.Res.660, a resolution to continue the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives:

"Today, Democrats tried to correct the procedures of their ill-advised impeachment tribunal by holding a vote in the House to continue the impeachment inquiry declared by Nancy Pelosi. If they had truly wanted a fair and transparent impeachment inquiry, this vote would have been held at the start of the process, not after they were exposed operating behind closed doors for weeks. This correction is no correction at all, though, as the resolution establishes unprecedented partisan measures that discard important due process protections that Republicans gave President Bill Clinton. The prerogatives of the minority are discarded as well: six Democrat chairmen may unilaterally issue subpoenas for evidence while only two Republican committee leaders can even suggest issuing them. Nothing in the resolution voted on today prevents Democrats from continuing to cherry pick what they want Americans to hear from their one-sided investigations. Holding a vote on their sham process now is just another smokescreen in their long-time goal of impeaching the president."
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