Sen. Daines Backs Resolution Condemning Impeachment Inquiry
Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced Thursday that he’s signed onto a Senate Resolution condemning the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
In a video posted to Twitter, Daines, a Republican running for reelection in 2020, said House Democrats are throwing out 100 years of precedent.
"What’s going on in Washington, DC right now is crazy. I wish House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi were as obsessed with creating jobs and growing this economy as they are with impeaching President Trump," Daines said.
Precedent, transparency & due process — all still important in America.— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) October 24, 2019
Proud to join @LindseyGrahamSC in a resolution to stop House Dems from their sham impeachment process. pic.twitter.com/x9WOwuGIuP
The nonbinding resolution, put forward by Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, calls for the House to vote to open a formal impeachment inquiry.
While a formal impeachment vote would follow recent precedent, neither the U.S. Constitution nor House rules require it.
Lawmakers from both parties have been present during closed-door questioning. Democrats expect to soon hold public hearings.
Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming also signed onto the resolution.