Alaska Congressional Delegation responds to formal impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House is moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over Ukraine. (Source: Gage Skidmore/U.S. Coast Guard)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Following the announcement on Tuesday by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that the House will begin a formal impeachment inquiry, Alaska Congressional Delegates made statements.

Representative Don Young:

"From the moment President Trump was elected, Congressional Democrats have acted as sore losers, spending every minute working to undermine him and his Administration’s policies. Speaker Pelosi has decided to begin an impeachment inquiry – a decision she has been forced into by the extreme left of her party who harbor nothing but hatred for President Trump. House Democrats tried to take down President Trump with the Mueller Report and failed. Frankly, impeachment is not only a political stunt, but a waste of time. I do not support impeachment, and while President Trump and I do not agree on every issue, I have not seen evidence of an impeachable offense. Impeachment proceedings require the House to dedicate significant time and resources; time and resources that would be better spent focused on making our country a better place and not on the November 2020 elections."

Senator Dan Sullivan:

"The American people elected us to get things done, not to focus on even more partisan investigations of the president. Unfortunately, this rush to begin impeachment proceedings by Speaker Pelosi—even before the most basic information has been released—is consistent with a pattern by the national Democrats and national media since President Trump was first elected.

Our country and our state have serious challenges that must be addressed. The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry will only serve as a distraction from the necessary bipartisan work that is being done for the American people.

I remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on issues of importance to Alaskans, such as continuing to rebuild our military, growing our economy, responsibly developing our resources—including ANWR, cleaning up our oceans, and combating sexual assault and domestic violence."

Senator Lisa Murkowski's Spokesperson Karina Borger:

“In terms of the formal impeachment inquiry —that lies in the House of Representatives. Right now the Senate doesn’t have a part in this until the House reviews and they act. Until the point the Senate has a role in this, Senator Murkowski will wait to see the process play out in the House. Separately, she’s doing all she can to make sure she’s informed on the current allegations and will review the full transcript from the phone call in question.”

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