ROANOKE, Va. – Local lawmakers and 10 News Political Analyst, Dr. Ed Lynch, weigh in on the impeachment inquiry for President Trump.
Congressman Morgan Griffith, representing Virginia's 9th district, released this statement:
"The Democrats have cried incessantly about impeaching President Trump just like the boy who cried wolf, and I am exhausted by their never-ending accusations. Only time will tell whether there is merit to their latest charge, or if the Democrats are yet again crying wolf when there is no wolf. I would prefer Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues in the majority focus on passing good legislation."
-- Congressman Morgan Griffith
Congressman Ben Cline, representing Virginia's 6th district, released this statement:
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has caved to those on the far-left of her party who are demanding an official impeachment inquiry. She knows there is not enough support in the full House to pass a formal resolution of impeachment, so she has thrown her support behind the embarrassing spectacle of hearings that have been going on for months in the Judiciary Committee. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I have watched as the Democrats have failed repeatedly to build a case for impeaching the President, from hearings about nonexistent Trump-Russian collusion to the flop that was the Mueller Report. While the Speaker and her party are now focused on new rumors, phone transcripts, and third-party allegations involving the President, I remain focused on doing the job that I was elected to do by the citizens of the Sixth District. It is my hope that we can put aside these political games and work toward addressing the important issues facing the American people."
-- Congressman Ben Cline
Congressman Denver Riggleman, representing Virginia's 5th district, tweeted:
On the basis of an anonymous source, @TheDemocrats have decided to launch impeachment proceedings against @realDonaldTrump. This political distraction is based upon a second-hand account from an unnamed insider. Let’s consider the source before we engage in political histrionics— Congressman Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) September 24, 2019
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who represents Virginia, tweeted:
The House had no choice but to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry. The time for stonewalling is over — the public deserves to see the President held accountable for his actions.— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) September 25, 2019
Dr. Ed Lynch, the Political Analyst for 10 News, said he's anticipating reading the transcript of President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"Until the Ukraine story affects the President's approval ratings, impeachment is just an exercise to please the Democratic base. Rep. Al Green said as much yesterday or the day before. So far, the story has had no impact on the tracking polls I've seen."
-- Dr. Ed Lynch, 10 News Political Analyst