Rep. Marshall Votes No on “Sham” Impeachment Resolution
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following a vote in the House of Representatives on H.Res. 660 – which directs certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into impeaching the President of the United States, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement:
"I have never felt more ashamed and troubled by a body of which I am part. I will vote NO on today’s resolution.
This entire process has been and continues to be a sham and a kangaroo court. This resolution is just another way for Democrats to deceive the American people, and to focus on impeachment over doing what’s best to make the lives of Kansans better. It is a partisan charade.
This resolution demonstrates that the investigation Democrats have been running from Adam Schiff’s secret back room is a sham. He continues to block the President from the due process rights that all Americans are entitled to—the right to legal counsel and the right to cross-examine witnesses. Today's resolution fails to give the President the right to due process that both Presidents Nixon and Clinton were equally afforded. It also fails to preserve the right of Republicans to fully participate in the proceedings.
Today’s vote allows the highly partisan Adam Schiff to continue to operate in secret. Neither the President nor House Republicans are given the right to subpoena witnesses and documents. Instead, it only allows Republicans the right to subpoena witnesses and materials with the concurrence of Schiff, and with the requirement that such subpoenas be “deemed necessary to the investigation” by Democrats. This resolution anoints Adam Schiff judge, juror, and prosecutor.
Every American deserves a fair and due process. In today's resolution, the President is denied that right. This Soviet-style process makes a mockery of our constitution, and the will of our Founding Fathers. Kansans can see it for what it is – a political stunt by desperate politicians to reverse the will of the 63 million people who voted for President Trump."