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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement after Speaker Pelosi announced the Democrats’ intention to impeach President Donald Trump over details of a phone call with the Ukrainian President that have yet to be released:

“The most serious matter the House can consider is Articles of Impeachment against the President. Unfortunately, House Democrats are moving forward to impeach President Trump based on only press reports and hearsay. It’s a disappointing rush to judgment because we don’t even have the basic facts yet. The Acting Director of National Intelligence will be briefing members of Congress on Thursday on the whistleblower allegations and the full transcript of President Trump’s call with his Ukrainian counterpart will be released tomorrow. Additionally, the whistleblower has volunteered to testify before Congress. It is irresponsible that House Democrats have moved forward before these actions have occurred.”