October 30, 2019
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to support the House resolution to reaffirm the ongoing impeachment inquiry and ensure a transparent and complete process for public hearings. The resolution directs the Judiciary Committee to determine if Articles of Impeachment will be reported to the whole House and allows the president or his counsel to participate in the House impeachment proceedings, but holds him accountable if he does not comply with congressional requests.
“When I first came to Congress, I did not imagine that I would be faced with the decision to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. But based on the unprecedented actions of this president, that is the place we find ourselves. This inquiry is not about overturning one election, or swaying another – those statements are attempts to distract from the mounting evidence of wrongdoing. Today’s vote is about the oath I took to defend and uphold the Constitution of this great nation. The resolution we passed ensures transparency and fairness as this impeachment inquiry moves forward. It’s a vote to get at the truth; we have a solemn duty to find it. We must defend our democracy and the rule of law, and at the same time, we must also continue the historic work we’ve undertaken this year to improve the lives of the people we represent. We can and must do both.” said Rep. Peters.
Rep. Peters announced his support for an impeachment inquiry on June 26 following revelations in Special Counsel Mueller’s report on Russian interference in American elections.