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Washington D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the White House’s letter to House Democrats regarding their sham impeachment process.

“House Democrats have wanted to undo the results of the 2016 election for three years, and now they’re rushing a sham impeachment process.

“President Trump is right to call out this rushed process because Democrats refuse to protect the transparency and basic fairness that have been integral to previous impeachment proceedings.

“I recently wrote to Speaker Pelosi, imploring that if Democrats are truly going to impeach a duly-elected President, he should be able to defend himself, the minority deserves the same rights as afforded to them in the Nixon and Clinton proceedings, and that the American people deserve to see their representative’s vote on impeachment.

“Sadly, it’s the American people who are hurt the most by this erratic, unfair impeachment because Democrats are more interested in tearing down this president than they are in building up this nation.”