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Quigley Statement on House Passage of Impeachment Inquiry Resolution

Oct 31, 2019
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 660, a resolution establishing rules for the next steps in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s abuses of power:

“Today’s vote was a critical next step in the House’s ongoing investigation into the President of the United States. This resolution provides us with a path forward as we move toward the public phase of the inquiry and provides both Congressional Republicans and the President with rights in these proceedings.

“I am not surprised that, after demanding this vote for weeks, my Republican colleagues voted against it. From the beginning, their arguments about process have been a transparent attempt to distract from the facts of the case. Despite the President himself calling for Congressional Republicans to focus on the substance and not the process, Republicans have no interest in discussing the facts.

“The truth is this: according to the White House’s own call summary and the testimony of numerous witnesses from within this very Administration, President Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in our elections for his own political gain.”