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Rogers condemns what he calls a “Sham of an impeachment”

Alabama Republican Congressman Mike Rogers

Thursday, Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Saks, in an email to constituents said that, “The big story in Washington right now is happening behind closed doors.” Rogers called the ongoing impeachment inquiry a “sham.”

“House Democrats continue to conduct this sham of an impeachment in a manner that is not open to the public or the media,” Rogers said. “The only news every-day Americans are allowed to have is cherry picked by the radical Democrats and then filtered through the prism of the left-leaning media.”

“Congressman Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is leading the bogus witch hunt by holding secret partisan meetings and leaking it to Fake News outlets,” Rogers charged. “This is after he blatantly lied to Congress and the American people by reading a made-up transcript of the phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky. This is on top of covering up contact with the so-called whistleblower.”

Rogers said that he joined over 125 of his Republican colleagues to censure Chairman Schiff’s dishonesty. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Arizona)

“As this one-sided, rigged sham of an inquiry continues, Speaker Pelosi announced she will not follow House precedent by holding an inquiry vote on the House Floor,” Rogers added. “All of these dishonest actions clearly demonstrate that the Democrat majority will lie and break the rules to try and impeach our president.”

“When the Democrats took majority of the House of Representatives this Congress, they promised to do the People’s work, but all they do is waste their time on a sham witch hunt,” Rogers concluded. “It all boils down to this: President Trump was fairly elected by the American people and the Democrats just cannot accept it. They will stop at nothing to try to undo the 2016 election and it is a shame.”

Rogers promised the people of Alabama’s Third Congressional District that he “Will continue to stand strongly with President Trump and fight House Democrats every step of the way.”
Despite the GOP opposition, Democratic leaders in the House continue to push forward on impeachment.

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Thursday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was asked about the impeachment timeline.

“I keep saying to people, impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution of the United States,” Speaker Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “Any other issues that you have, disapproving of the way the president has dealt with Syria, whatever the subject is, reluctance, the cowardice to do something about gun violence, the cruelty of not wanting to help our Dreamers and transgender people, the denial about the climate crisis that we face, the list goes on, that’s about the election. That has nothing to do with what is happening in terms of our oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and the facts that might support. And we don’t know where this path will take us, it could take us down further path but the two are completely separate.”

Pelosi was asked if the Congress was just going to let the voters decide about impeachment in the election that is just 13 months away.

“The voters are not going to decide whether we honor our oath of office,” Pelosi told reporters. “They already decided that in the last election.”

Congressman Mike Rogers is presently in his ninth term representing Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He holds senior positions on both the Homeland Security and Armed Services Committees.

(Original reporting by Breitbart News contributed to this report.)

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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