Members of the Florida Congressional delegation are largely falling along party lines regarding the U.S. House of Representatives presidential impeachment inquiry.
“The allegations surrounding President Trump’s actions are extremely disturbing,” said Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) in a statement. “If true – that President Trump attempted to use the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival – this would represent an abuse of power, a serious threat to our national security, and an attempt to undermine the very foundations of our democracy.”
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.), who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee – one of the committees charged with the investigation, said she supports impeachment proceedings.
On the other side of the political aisle, both Florida Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, are opposed.
Scott tweeted that there are more important issues facing the country right now. “Democrats need to start focusing on what matters to Americans – passing a budget, fixing healthcare & securing our border. Instead they choose to channel their time & energy into a vendetta against @realDonaldTrump. The political games have to stop.”
Rubio added that the Democrats are jumping to conclusions. “Impeachment is an extraordinary measure that should be employed with caution & on the basis of facts. It nullifies an election & is deeply divisive & disruptive. And yet many didn’t even wait to read the transcripts or the complaint before making up their minds.”
President Trump who is in New York City for the opening of the United Nations’ new session, repeated in a press conference his assertion that it is all a Democratic Party witch-hunt and that the press is out to get him.
“I used to be the king of getting good press,” he said, then complained of “all of the trauma that all of these fakers have caused.”