Peterson Calls Impeachment Process “Hopelessly Partisan”


(Learfield News Service/Washington D.C.)  Minnesota Democratic U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson was one of two Democrats who voted “no” on a resolution to move forward with an impeachment proceeding against President Trump. The other was freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey.

Peterson says the process “continues to be hopelessly partisan” and he has “serious concerns with the way the closed-door depositions were run.” And he says without support from Senate Republicans, “going down this road is a mistake.”

The resolution passed overwhelmingly mostly along party lines on a 232-196 vote. The rest of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation voted strictly along party lines.

Immediately following the vote, Trump tweeted calling it “the greatest witch hunt in American history.


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