Evans: House Vote for Impeachment Inquiry Will Let American People See for Themselves; Vote Upholds Constitution & Rule of Law
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 31, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) today voted “YES” for rules for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s conduct in office. Evans said the successful House vote will let the American people see evidence and testimony from the investigation.
“The House vote for the impeachment inquiry is a vote to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. Under the Constitution, which was drafted and announced in Philadelphia, no one is above the law!” Evans said. “If the average Philadelphian had defied subpoenas to appear in court or provide records for an investigation, they would be in jail. Even President Trump has urged Republican members of Congress to focus on the substance, not the process -- so let’s proceed with the investigation,” Evans said.
“I have supported impeachment since 2017 because of what we have already seen, including his firing of the FBI director to stop an investigation. What we have learned recently – including what Trump and his acting chief of staff have said publicly! – has only strengthened the case. Now the impeachment inquiry can continue and move into the public phase with televised hearings into Trump’s conduct. Again, no one is above the law!”
Congressman Dwight Evans represents Northwest and West Philadelphia and parts of North, South and Center City Philadelphia. He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and House Small Business Committee. To learn more about his work in Congress, please visit his Facebook, Twitter, and congressional website.