U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who represents Chatham County in Congress, criticized the vote on President Trump's impeachment inquiry in a press release Thursday, which was followed by a press release from Chatham County resident Angela Flynn, a Democrat who has begun campaigning to replace Walker in 2020.
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The biggest headlines coming out of Washington, D.C., in recent weeks revolve around the impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, and Chatham County’s Congressman, and the first candidate to announce opposition to him, have weighed in on the latest developments.
After a period of time of initial testimony, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-196 on Thursady to approve a resolution that would establish rules and open the impeachment inquiry process to public hearings, instead of the private ones that have been ongoing. Two Democrats joined all the Republicans in opposition, while the sole independent Congressman joined every other Democrat in voting against. Three Republican members and one Democrat did not cast a vote.
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who represents Chatham County in Congress, criticized the vote on President Trump’s impeachment inquiry in a press release Thursday, which was followed by a press release from Chatham County resident Angela Flynn, a Democrat who has begun campaigning to replace Walker in 2020.
“After launching a sham impeachment by impetuous fiat, with a preordained result of removing the President of the United States and overturning an election, (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi handed the reins over to (U.S. Rep.) Adam Schiff, allowing him to serve as a basement-dwelling judge, jury and executioner,” the statement said. “Now, House Democrats, in an admission of their tainted and secretive impeachment process, are trying to retroactively legalize their injustices and hysterics. We will not allow the people of our nation to be shut out and shielded from the facts while their President is undermined by an irrational mob.”
Walker has been one of the loudest critics of the impeachment process, stating repeated criticism of the Democrats leading the inquiry. After multiple tweets and comments saying he wanted transparency in the process, Walker ended up voting against the resolution that was designed to provide it.
That was the basis of comments from Flynn, who works as a minister and stated in a press release that Walker “vote(d) against the bill that ensures the open and transparent process he says he wants.”
“Mark Walker’s continued brazen contempt for both oversight and the law is telling,” Flynn said in the release. “As a Member of Congress and someone who claims to be a fellow minister, Mark should hold himself above party politics to serve his entire constituency, act in a way worthy of being called a Christian, and uphold the Constitution and laws of our country.”