House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Sunday that the vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump should not be partisan.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Hoyer said the issue isn’t Republican or Democrat.
“Every member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, ought to vote not their party.... but [for] the Constitution and the protection of the Constitution,” he said.
Hoyer added that “80% of the American people think it was wrong …. withholding dollars for Ukraine’s defense.”
And he asserted the during the impeachment process, the rights given to Trump and Republicans will “exceed… the rights that were available to the minority” during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
“When [Intelligence Committee chairman Rep.] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] is determined that he is through what he needs to have in terms of testimony and evidence, he will then, pursuant to the resolution, submit it to the Judiciary Committee,” Hoyer said.
“And the Judiciary Committee will proceed in a manner giving the rights to the president and the Republicans that exceed, frankly, the rights that were available to the minority” during Clinton’s impeachment.
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