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Rep. Dingell Explains Why Democrats Havent Held Impeachment Vote

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Congressional Democrats have reasons for not holding an official impeachment vote against President Donald Trump despite calls from the GOP to go on record.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) told Fox News on Oct. 7 that an official vote isnt required, adding that the facts of the case need to be revealed.

“As some of the other colleagues said, there is no requirement that it happen,” she said. “Ive been somebody who all summer had a lot of people, Tom Styer bought 40 ads—Moveon.org—and Im just very concerned … about how divided this country is.”

Dingell, the widow of former Rep. John Dingell—the longest-serving U.S. congressman in history—added that the House has to focus on facts.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“No one is above the law. So lets keep getting what the facts are. Lets keep getting the knowledge out, making as public as we can as much of it. Some of it is classified … we also have national security that we are protecting,” she added.

In September, House Democrats said that they are pushing an impeachment inquiry as to whether President Trump abused his office by asking Ukraines president to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The president has denied any wrongdoing, and the White House released a transcript of Trumps phone call with his counterpart.

When pressed as to whether House Democrats are afraid of not reaching the vote on impeachment, she suggested that its not clear.

“I think we may, down the road,” she told Fox. “I have not been there for ten days. But I also think that what weve seen right now is … we have three branches of government, equal branches of government that have oversight responsibilities.”

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