Rep. Cline Statement on Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ben Cline (VA-6) issued the following statement Wednesday (September 25) in response to House Speaker Pelosi’s announcement that the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:
"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 was sworn in as the new Congressman for the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in January 2019. He was an attorney in private practice and served in the Virginia House of Delegates prior to his election last November. Cline and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Fincastle with their two daughters.