IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(House of Representatives - November 15, 2019)

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                          IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

  (Mr. KELLER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Mr. KELLER. Mr. Speaker, this week the American people saw the first 
public impeachment hearings in a generation. These hearings are 
happening after weeks of a sham process where witnesses auditioned, 
questions were rehearsed, and testimony was selectively leaked by 
Democrats as they tried to craft their narrative.
  Unfortunately, despite the start of public hearings, Democrats are 
continuing to audition witnesses, holding two more secret depositions 
in a SCIF this week.
  This sham impeachment of President Trump is continuing despite four 
undeniable facts that the Democrats have ignored since day one:
  One, the transcript of the phone call shows there was no discussion 
of conditionality;
  Two, both President Trump and President Zelensky said there was no 
pressure;
  Three, Ukraine didn't know the military aid was being withheld; and
  Four, the aid was ultimately released, and Ukraine didn't have to do 
anything.
  There is no ``there'' there. It is time to move on and work on things 
that will benefit the American people, like passing the USMCA, truly 
bipartisan prescription drug reform, fully funding our military, and 
taking care of our veterans.
  Let's move past this partisan process and get to work on the issues 
that will benefit every American family.

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