Debate began today in the US House of Representatives on two impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. Voices are expected tonight.
Here’s what the local Cincinnati representatives have to say. All four are Republicans and all have made it clear that they will vote against impeachment.
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Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood (Ohio’s 1st District)
Chabot wrote on his blog Wednesday morning that “there is absolutely no evidence that the president committed any crime, any crime” and that obstruction of Congress “is pretty much what the three branches of government do to each other all along, what relates to the system “. of checks and balances.
Closing the post with a look at the 2020 election, he wrote that he believes the Democrats will “alienate much of the rest of the country and pay a heavy price” because of the impeachment debate.
Chabot delivered a speech in the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon in which he reiterated his earlier statements and accused the Democrats of attempting “to mark almost every disagreement with the president as an indictable offense from now on”.
“Today the Democrats in the House of Representatives have a crazy constitutional theory that all four presidents on Mount Rushmore could have been indicted,” said Chabot.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Columbia Tusculum (Ohio’s 2nd District)
Wenstrup called the procedure on Wednesday afternoon in the plenary hall “another attempt to achieve a predetermined conclusion of the impeachment process”.
He went on to say that the House Democrats created “a series of hearings made for television” before giving his time back to the other side and “their superior ideas”.
Rep Warren Davidson, R-Troy (Ohio’s 8th Ward)
Davidson told Sinclair Broadcast Group that the vote today was “the culmination of many disappointments”.
“If you look at the hearings, [the Democrats] couldn’t even get on with a crime, “Davidson said.” So ‘major felony and misdemeanor’ without a major crime or misdemeanor. “
Davidson later came into plenary to say that “today’s vote was inevitable” and that many Democrats “fought for it”.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison (Kentucky’s 4th Ward)
Massie tweeted this morning to ask, “How many Democrats are going to vote with Republicans against this caustic stunt?” and said, should Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives in 2020, “it could take decades for another Congress to do something so partisan.”