Senator David Perdue: This Impeachment Process Is Unprecedented

“The Democrats know these two articles make a weak case.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” to discuss the U.S. House of Representatives’ articles of impeachment, efforts to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), and the breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China.

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Unprecedented & Ridiculous: “The Democrats know these two articles make a weak case. What we want to do in the U.S. Senate is stand above the nonsense that we have seen for the last 84 days in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s unprecedented. It’s ridiculous. We have to give this president his day in court. I want President Trump to have the same opportunity to do what we allow every person who is accused in America to do. That is one of the foundation building blocks of our democratic republic.”

84-Day Impeachment Sham: “The American people are upset about two things. One, they think the U.S. House’s impeachment process has been unfair. Secondly, they're looking at articles of impeachment and saying, ‘is this all there is, after all this time, two years of the Mueller investigation, 84 days of this impeachment sham, this is all we get?’”

Time For USMCA: “It's about time Speaker Pelosi bring USMCA up for a vote. Frankly, we have wasted 84 days on impeachment proceedings. USMCA will add roughly 180,000 jobs and $68 billion of economic value in our country. It’s unbelievable how good a deal this is for America.”

Trade Momentum: “The biggest impact of passing USMCA will be on China trade negotiations. We have a new South Korea trade deal. We have a new Japan trade deal. This USMCA shows China that the rest of the world is coming to this reasonable approach that we've taken towards trade.”

Phase One China Trade Deal: “We have moved from trying to get a grand deal with China to a sequence deal with incremental steps. This first step is big. In Phase One, there are three tranches of tariffs that we’re going to adjust, and for that we get increased agriculture accessibility into China, going from $12 billion to $40-50 billion in agriculture exports. Plus, we have new intellectual property protection that we did not have before.”


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 Agriculture Committees.