How Pa’s members of Congress reacted to the first day of impeachment hearings

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With the first day of impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee burning up the cable news airwaves on Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s 18-member U.S. House delegation had plenty of thoughts of its own. And where they stood largely depended on where they sat.

Here’s a breakdown of what they had to say. This story will be updated as more reaction becomes available.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa:

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa:

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District:

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District:

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District:

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District:

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District:

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th District:

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District:

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District:

U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9th District:

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District:

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District:

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th District:

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District:

From the beginning, the impeachment inquiry has been about two major issues. First of all, avenging the 2016 election. Secondly, and sadly, about sabotaging President Trump. Three years ago, my constituents – the constituents of south central Pennsylvania – voted duly and democratically to elect President Trump as our president,” Joyce said during a Tuesday interview on Fox Business Channel.

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District:


U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-15th District:


U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th District:

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17th District:

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District: 

John L. Micek
John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. He's been covering Pennsylvania politics for more than 20 years and most recently served as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Micek's commentary is syndicated to more than 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. And he's a regular contributor to a host of broadcast outlets in Pennsylvania and abroad.