— North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley released the following statement in response to Speaker Pelosi's press conference directing Rep. Nadler to proceed with articles of impeachment:
"Just one month ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that any effort to impeach the President must be 'compelling and overwhelmingly bipartisan.' Unfortunately, she and her Democrat colleagues are completely dismissing these criteria and moving forward with an effort based solely on conjecture, presumption and hearsay to overturn the votes of more than 63 million Americans. The Democrats' impeachment inquiry has been conducted in an overwhelmingly partisan manner that has deprived the President of any semblance of due process or fairness and is a disgraceful abuse of power. This nakedly political act is all the more reason to return control of the House to Republicans and re-elect President Trump."
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