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: 

An award-winning political journalist with more than 25 years' experience in the news business, John L. Micek is The Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. Before joining The Capital-Star, Micek spent six years as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., where he helped shape and lead a multiple-award-winning Opinion section for one of Pennsylvania's most-visited news websites. Prior to that, he spent 13 years covering Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. His career has also included stints covering Congress, Chicago City Hall and more municipal meetings than he could ever count, Micek contributes regular analysis and commentary to a host of broadcast outlets, including CTV-News in Canada and talkRadio in London, U.K., as well as "Face the State" on CBS-21 in Harrisburg, Pa.; "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" on WGAL-8 in Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. His weekly column on American politics is syndicated nationwide to more than 800 newspapers by Cagle Syndicate.