The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232 to 196 to lay the groundwork for continuing the inquiry, which will now include nationally televised hearings.
“The most significant thing we can do in the House is declare war and to send somebody’s children into battle.” he said. “Right beneath that is to impeach a president and overturn the results of an election. The process should be taken very seriously and very somberly. And it’s not. It is very partisan and political, and it’s very disappointing to see.”
“Today, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick voted in lockstep with his party against the fact-finding mission into President Trump’s actions, voting with every Republican in the House to sweep Trump’s behavior under the rug,” commented Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Wachspress. “Fitzpatrick has skipped 88 of the 90 hours of testimony given to date in the impeachment investigation. Today’s vote further proves that Brian Fitzpatrick is more interested in protecting Donald Trump, his party, and his own political career than he is in upholding his duty to the Constitution.”
Fitzpatrick has served as the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district since 2017.