Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

GOP congressman undecided on impeachment won't seek new term

GOP congressman undecided on impeachment won't seek new term

A day after telling reporters he would consider voting to impeach Donald Trump, the Florida Republican Francis Rooney told Fox News he had chose to retire from Congress.

Regarding a timeframe, "the timeline will depend on the truth line", she said.

Rooney also said his decision was based on support for term limits and frustration with partisanship in Washington.

Announcing his retirement, he said: "I've done what I came to do". Rooney said he's open to considering all sides in the impeachment inquiry.

"These two are completely different", she continued.

"The voters are not going to decide whether we honour our oath of office". (I guess, in his eyes, making a point while standing up is having a meltdown now?) So, in the bossest of moves, Pelsoi took the "proof" that Trump shared and made it her Twitter cover photo.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given no timeline for conclusion but wants the inquiry completed "expeditiously".

The reporter then asked about voters again.

On Tuesday, she told reporters that the House "will not be having a vote" on holding a formal impeachment inquiry.

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Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, criticized the president's conduct on Thursday, telling CNN that it was "inappropriate" but not "impeachable".

A beloved House chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., a leading figure in the investigation, died amid ongoing health challenges.

"He lived the American dream", said Pelosi, describing Cummings as "my Baltimore brother". On Friday, the Energy Department sent a letter to House committee chairs saying it would not comply with a subpoena for documents and communications.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a veteran House Democrat from NY, will for now take over leadership of the House oversight committee, according to several news reports.

The impeachment investigation is focused on a July 25 call in which Trump solicited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to do him a "favor" and "find out what happened" with the DNC computer server hacked by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a summary of the call released by the White House.

Mulvaney's admission, which he walked back later in the day, contradicted Trump's repeated denials of a quid pro quo.

Trump has repeatedly questioned and attacked the USA intelligence community's findings that the Russians hacked and disseminated emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton in order to boost his campaign.

Trump appeared satisfied with Mulvaney's clarification and the president dismissed the entire House inquiry as "a awful witch hunt".

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