Senator Lankford Statement on House Impeachment Resolution
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the following statement on the House of Representatives vote on a resolution to outline impeachment proceedings.
“Today’s purely partisan vote in the House to formally outline the impeachment probe is set solely by the House Democrats. The hearings that have been held behind closed doors will continue indefinitely without allowing the President’s legal team to participate or allow Republicans to call witnesses until Democrats choose to move to a public phase of the hearings. When the public hearings are finally called, according to the rule they passed today, Republicans can only call additional witnesses if the Democrats agree to their witness. Clearly, the rules created for this politically-motivated investigation are focused on the witnesses that agree with the Democrat view, not based on the facts with a balanced view. Voting to continue a one-sided, partisan investigation does not make it legitimate.”