— North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley released the following statement:
"The impeachment hearing today is a brazen partisan abuse of power by House Democrats. The Republicans do not get to bring forward a single witness, Administration witnesses are not allowed to have attorneys present and whistleblower Eric Ciaramella, who lit the fuse for all of this, will not be called to testify.
This impeachment inquiry is not about Ukraine. It is not about a phone call. It is about House Democrats desperately trying to overturn the 2016 Election Cycle."
- Contact: Jeff Hauser