Western Pa. congressmen weigh in on Trump’s Ukraine dealings, impeachment inquiry
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, said Tuesday afternoon that allegations of President Trump’s improper dealings with Ukraine’s new leader “add to the urgency of a full and immediate impeachment inquiry.”
Doyle, a 13-term congressman, made the remark in a news release issued just before Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would move forward with an official impeachment inquiry of the president.
Another Western Pennsylvania congressman, U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Peters, said in his own statement that Pelosi’s move was “a sad day for our democracy.”
In Reschenthaler’s statement, the freshman congressman said Pelosi’s “decision to begin a formal impeachment inquiry based on secondhand allegations shows just how desperate the Democrats are to undo the will of the American people.”
He added that “calling for impeachment before learning the facts sets a dangerous precedent and shows that once again, House Democrats are putting political theatre before the needs of the American people.”
Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .