Arizona Delegation Splits On Trump Impeachment

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Sen. Martha McSally joined President Donald Trump when he signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and named Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.

Arizona’s congressional delegation was split along party lines in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that House committees would start of investigating President Trump for the purposes of impeachment.

Contrary to some media reports, Pelosi did not open an impeachment inquiry. An impeachment inquiry requires a roll call vote of House members.

Since some committees have already launched investigations into President Trump’s actions, Pelosi’s announcement changes nothing.

While some members issued formal statements on the matter, others posted comments on social media:

Representative Tom O’Halloran: “The serious allegation that the administration withheld foreign aid from Ukraine in order to pressure their government into digging up dirt on a political opponent requires a prompt and thorough investigation. We must act now to get the facts. As a former criminal investigator, I am focused on getting the evidence necessary for Congress to complete our investigations into corruption, foreign influence in our elections, and these new allegations. If the Administration does not cooperate with Congress on the investigation of a shocking abuse power, then further action is warranted.”

Representative David Schweikert: The House of Representatives has now squandered nine months of precious time. The Left’s fixation on the President has blinded them from accomplishing the actual work that is necessary for country.”

Representative Ann Kirkpatrick: In July, I took the House floor and called for an impeachment inquiring into President Trump for his obstruction of justice and defiance of congressional oversights. Today’s breaking news just ripped another page out of the Trump playbook. Except this time, he must be held to account. Nobody’s is above the law, not even the President.”

Senator Kyrsten Sinema: “I agree with my Republican and Democratic colleagues that Congress must be given complete access to the whistleblower’s report and transcript as required by law. Arizonans deserve a transparent and accountable government.”

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