Chairman Buck: Trump impeachment inquiry deeply flawed and unfair
Rep. Ken Buck: Trump impeachment inquiry deeply flawed and unfair – Hearings should be public
Rep. Ken Buck
October 19 2019
Until recently, the House Intelligence Committee occupied a unique space in Congress by avoiding partisanship and open acrimony. Members selected to sit on the committee were given the trust of overseeing our most secretive programs, access to the most classified information, and the responsibility of ensuring this information does not fall into the wrong hands.
The selection process for membership and the committee rules are also unique. The speaker of the House and the minority leader personally interview and select members. The committee meets behind closed doors and its deliberations are rarely discussed in public.
The Intelligence Committee is the last committee that should conduct an impeachment proceeding. Impeachment should be based on a fair process. Fairness requires open proceedings so that the public can evaluate the demeanor and credibility of each witness.
Using secretive proceedings to investigate the president invites distrust that will further divide our country.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has weaponized the Intelligence Committee. In the process, she has ruined the last vestige of bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is the least likely member to lead a credible investigation. He has consistently exploited the trust of his position for partisan purposes.
Tell Jason Crow to Stop the Impeachment Madness!
|On Thursday, October 10th at 11:00 AM Trump Victory and the Colorado Republican Party are hosting a counter-impeachment campaign event called “Stop the Madness!” outside the Aurora office of Rep. Jason Crow, and you are invited!
This press conference is part of a nationwide effort to hold vulnerable Democrats like Crow accountable for their extreme actions and politically motivated behavior.
Colorado GOP Vice Chair Kristi Burton Brown, Rep. Patrick Neville, and Congressional candidates Steve House and Casper Stockham will all be on hand for the event.
We hope you can join us this Thursday outside Jason Crow’s office to support President Trump!
Statement on Pelosi Impeachment Inquiry Announcement
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Colorado GOP Senior Party Advisor Don Ytterberg released the following statement on Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry announcement:
“Last week, Democrats wanted to impeach Justice Kavanaugh. This week, they want to impeach President Trump. Who will it be next week?,” said Colorado GOP Senior Party Advisor Don Ytterberg.
“Time and again Democrats’ accusations have proven false, but yet again they are putting their political ambition ahead of solving problems for hardworking Coloradans. It is clear that Nancy Pelosi has lost control over her caucus and has yielded to the far-left wing of her party,” Ytterberg continued.
“Democrats like Jason Crow will regret siding with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib over the people of Colorado.”