Yoho votes against partisan Pelosi impeachment resolution
Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) did not support an impeachment ‘rules’ resolution offered by Speaker Pelosi. The partisan resolution passed 232 to 196, with no Republicans voting in favor. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“For thirty-eight days Democrats have pushed ahead with an unauthorized impeachment probe behind closed doors. White House counsel has never been part of the process, Republicans are not allowed to call witnesses, and there is a gag order on all depositions- but Democrats leak facts to the press. That is not a fair process. There has been no transparency or official authorization to conduct these inquiries; which ignores decades of impeachment precedent.
“However, today, Speaker Pelosi decided to cover her bases and offer a resolution that lays out guidelines and make the process more transparent. It seems that Speaker Pelosi has forgotten the previous bipartisan precedent established with Presidents Nixon and Clinton. You can’t conduct an impeachment inquiry for over a month and then decide to layout guidelines after the fact.
“The power to impeach a sitting president is great and one that should not be used lightly. We are witnessing an abuse of power, the willful disregard of precedent, and the American people deserve better.”