01.30.20

Senator David Perdue: Impeachment Has Shut Down The U.S. Senate

“For Chuck Schumer, this is all about gaining the Senate majority and getting the White House in 2020.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Sandra Smith on “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the latest on the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial.

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Perdue On America's Newsroom-1

Highlights:

Flawed Process: “This is a flawed process. The articles that were sent to us from the U.S. House are nothing more than fruit from the poisonous tree. The process in the House was illegitimate. They denied the President due process. The Democrats have come over to the Senate. They’ve harassed us and called us co-conspirators in a cover-up. They called the defense team liars. What they want us to do now is what they should have done during their investigation. They should have called these witnesses back when they had the responsibility.”

Not Impeachable: “Our charge in the U.S. Senate is to rule on the articles that have been brought to us. As you've heard over and over again this week after eight scintillating days, these two articles are not impeachable. More than that, the House managers have not proven their case.” 

Senate Shutdown: “In the Senate, under an impeachment process, we can't do anything else. It totally shuts the Senate down. That's what this is about: Chuck Schumer wants to shut the Senate down because for him this is about the Senate majority and getting the White House in 2020.” 

Democrat Managers: “By the way, they are the Democratic managers. Let’s be clear, this is not a House manager situation because this is not a bipartisan effort coming out of the House. The Founders warned us about this. Alexander Hamilton talked about it repeatedly. This needs to be an extreme case, and it needs to be bipartisan. The House has just not done it that way.” 

Stalling The Process: “The House managers have brought over two serious accusations, neither of which rises to the level of impeachment. Even with that, they didn't prove the case. Therefore, our job now is to adjudicate. We don't need any more information to make a ruling on the two articles of impeachment that have been brought to us, period.”

Move To Vote: “We are working hard to move to a vote on the articles of impeachment tomorrow. This is shutting the Senate down. We've heard all the evidence. It's become very repetitive as you could see last night. It's time to move to a vote on acquittal as soon as possible.” 

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.