01.16.20

Senator David Perdue Talks Impeachment Latest On Fox News

“You’ll see a dramatic difference between the trial we conduct in the U.S. Senate and the sham we saw in the U.S. House.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Trace Gallagher on Fox News Reporting to discuss the latest on impeachment.

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Highlights:

Dramatic Difference: “You’ll see a dramatic difference between the trial we conduct in the U.S. Senate and the sham that we saw in the U.S. House of Representatives. We will take this seriously. I personally believe that what we witnessed in the House was an illegitimate process. They denied the accused basic due process. They had plenty of time to call witnesses, and now they want the Senate to do their job for them.”

Illegitimate Process: “For the first time, you’ll hear President Trump’s defense, and then we'll move to a period of questions from members on the Senate floor. You’ll see a sober process in the Senate. I hope it goes quickly, because frankly, we're legitimizing an illegitimate process from the House.”

First Phase: “I am personally of the opinion that we ought to dismiss this out of hand right now. The House had an illegitimate process. This wasn’t conducted the way the Founders intended. Just read what Alexander Hamilton wrote about impeachment. Having said that, I am totally supportive of handling this first phase the same way we did in President Clinton’s case. We will not address witnesses or anything else until we get to the end of this first phase.”

Outside Noise: “We’ll hear a lot of noise over the next two weeks. That it's one reason why I hope the Senate moves expeditiously and get both cases presented.”

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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.