SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Political leaders in the United States are weighing in on Nancy Pelosi’s formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump on social media. #UkraineTranscript and #TrumpImpeachment are still trending in the U.S. on Twitter tonight.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the formal inquiry.
“If we don’t reckon with President Trump’s persistent transgressions, the very foundation of this republic is at risk. We need all the facts. I strongly support Speaker Pelosi’s decision.”
Sen. Schumer wasn’t the only one in support of Speaker Pelosi’s decision. Other senators also voiced their approval of the inquiry.
Sen. Angus King of Maine released a two-page statement on what he believes this will mean for our nation.
“Let’s be clear on what this means: this means a new path of inquiry, with an unknown destination, will be undertaken by my colleagues of both parties in the House of Representatives as specified by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. ”
Although some senators support Pelosi’s decision to take action, there are others opposed to her push for impeachment.
Sen. Kevin McCarthy believes Democrats wanted to impeach President Trump since his inauguration. He says that the American people couldn’t bare the results of the 2016 election.
“Here are the facts:
1. Speaker Pelosi can’t decide on impeachment unilaterally. It requires full vote of the House of Representatives.
2. The House has voted three times on articles of impeachment. Each vote failed.
3. For Dems, this is all about politics, not facts.”
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy dismissed Pelosi’s announcement as “hardly newsworthy.”
“The Speaker’s announcement today is hardly newsworthy. All I heard the Speaker say today was that the impeachment investigation continues. Chairman Nadler hasn’t been playing Candy Crush for the last year; he’s been conducting an investigation for months.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio calls the inquiry “deeply divisive.”
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says there is enough evidence against President Trump to begin hearings as soon as possible.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy disagrees, posting a video saying the telephone transcripts between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are not incriminating.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says Trump must be impeached.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz claims facts don’t matter to the Democratic party and insists Pelosi is attacking Trump.
Julian Castro posted photos of the transcript and calls the evidence “a smoking gun.”
The trending hashtags across the U.S. on Twitter following Pelosi’s announcement include #Trump Impeachment, #Impeachment Party, #Lindsey, #Zelensky, and #UkraineTranscript.