WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Thom Tillis, along with 43 other Senate Republicans introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the House of Representatives’ closed-door impeachment process.
“We have already seen the transcript and the complaint, and there is no basis to open an impeachment inquiry,” said Senator Tillis. “It is telling that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have broken with historical precedent by refusing to hold a vote to open an impeachment inquiry. Now they are running a closed-door process that denies due process to President Trump. This secretive approach allows House Democrats to selectively leak information that supports their political agenda of attacking President Trump at the expense of providing fairness to the President and transparency to the American people.”
The resolution co-sponsored by Senator Tillis:
- Calls on the House of Representatives, prior to proceeding any further with its impeachment investigation into President Trump, to vote to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry;
- Calls on the House of Representatives to provide President Trump, like every other American, with due process, to include the ability to confront his accusers, call witnesses on his behalf, and have a basic understanding of the accusations against him that would form any basis for impeachment; and
- Calls on the House of Representatives to provide members of the minority with the ability to participate fully in all proceedings and have equal authority to issue subpoenas and other compulsory process.
Full text of the resolution is HERE.