Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, commented on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s, D-California, announcement that the House will hold a vote on Thursday to formalize the impeachment inquiry. Byrne said that Pelosi made the decision “after feeling the heat from me and my Republican colleagues.”
“Pelosi’s belated decision to hold an impeachment vote after feeling the heat from me and my Republican colleagues confirms the illegitimacy of the Democrats’ impeachment sham,” Byrne said. “After 34 days of lies, leaks and misinformation, Democrats’ move to legitimize their tainted process is too little too late.”
“While I’m proud to have played a role in forcing Democrats to acknowledge their process was unfair, the materials obtained through Adam Schiff’s secret proceedings are completely tainted and cannot be used,” Byrne asserted. “I will not stop fighting against ongoing Democrat efforts to withhold facts and obscure the truth from the American people.”
Last week Congressman Byrne and a group of Republicans entered the Capitol basement room where Congressman Adam Schiff (D-California) and his House Intelligence Committee were holding secret impeachment proceedings behind closed doors. Hours later, Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff announced that impeachment proceedings would be made public at a future date.
2020 National Trump Victory Finance Committee member Perry O Hooper Jr. told the Alabama Political Reporter that even if the President were impeached, be believes there is little chance of his being removed by the Senate.
“I was recently in a dinner meeting with the Senate Republican Leadership. To a man they agreed that even if the house voted to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, they would be dead upon arrival,” Hooper said.
“It takes a simple majority in the House to impeach the president which the Democrats can do on their own,” Hooper explained. “Conviction in the Senate is a whole different matter. It takes a 2/3 vote. A certain biblical location would have to freeze over before that happens”
Hooper called the impeachment inquiry a “partisan witch hunt” and said that it is distracting Congress from important work including: passing USMCA the new trade agreement between Canada Mexico and the US and funding for the military and other important appropriations.
“The Democrats know that none of their weak socialist candidates can beat the president next November so impeaching the President in the house is just a futile attempt to make the President look bad. The real loser, you and me,” Hoope said.
Byrne is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).