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:
Ambassador Taylor: Thank you for your service and your bravery, and for your commitment to the rule of law.
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) November 13, 2019
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa:
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District:
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District:
Patriotism means putting country ahead of politics and personal ambition, and speaking out when you see something wrong. The witnesses coming forward to testify today have shown that patriotism again and again.https://t.co/Zce5j4jEo5
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District:
These public hearings are a crucial next step in the impeachment investigation. https://t.co/tI6LqHctdm
— Congressman Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District:
No one came to Washington to impeach the President.
But, this President's reckless behavior threatens our Democracy and National Security. @HouseDemocrats steps defends our Democracy, guards our national security, and honor our oaths — all guided by our constitution.
— Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (@RepDean) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District:
— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th District:
Today is a somber day in our nation's history. We must get to the facts. I encourage everyone who can to tune in and listen. This is about protecting our national security. https://t.co/jpqmRDtTq9
— Chrissy Houlahan (@RepHoulahan) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District:
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District:
U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9th District:
— Congressman Dan Meuser (@RepMeuser) November 12, 2019
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District:
3/3 There was no quid-pro-quo, and that fact hasn’t changed since day one. Radical partisans will stop at nothing to impeach the President in an effort to overturn the results of the 2016 election and undermine our electoral process for their own gain.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District:
Every day @SpeakerPelosi plays political games trying to impeach @realDonaldTrump she drains potential prosperity from our farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. This is wrong. Is her hatred for the President greater than her desire to do what is right for the country? #USMCAnow pic.twitter.com/q7iJMwgmAT
— Rep. Lloyd Smucker (@RepSmucker) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th District:
— Congressman Fred Keller (@RepFredKeller) November 13, 2019
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:
These facts close the curtain on Adam Schiff's political theater.⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/K2e33KrnnH
— Rep. Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyPA) November 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17th District:
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District:
During today's #ImpeachmentHearings, @HouseDemocrats are also working on:
• Ending the youth vaping epidemic
• Reducing maternal mortality
• Advancing the Equal Rights Amendment to protect women’s rights in the Constitution
• Approving legislation to support our veterans
— Mike Doyle (@USRepMikeDoyle) November 13, 2019
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