The Congressman representing Bucks County has responded to the opening of an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
A spokesperson for Rep. Fitzpatrick released the following statement:
“The Congressman disfavors the mechanism of impeachment except in the most extreme of circumstances. It is an incredibly divisive process. Unless new evidence surfaces that meets this very high threshold, the Congressman is opposed to impeachment.”
Rhetoric escalated Tuesday after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry. A whistleblower has accused Trump of trying to pressure the president of Ukraine over the phone to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump rebuked the claim, and announced via Twitter the White House would release the full transcript of the call.
“I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine..You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!”