Did You Catch That? Schumer Pal Peters’ Impeachment Hypocrisy
In 1999, Peters Claimed Clinton’s Impeachment Trial Went on Too Long, but Backed Extending Trump’s Trial
LANSING, Mich., February 4, 2020 – Last Friday, in a 49-51 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to reject additional impeachment witnesses. Among the senators who voted “yes,” was Gary Peters, who sided with the Democrat-led effort to extend the trial.
Peters’ Friday vote stands in stark contrast to his opinion of President Clinton’s impeachment in 1999.
During the 1999 trial, Peters stated that he was “pleased it’s all over with,” and that “It’s unfortunate how it dragged on for so long.” Last week the freshman senator backpedaled, siding with Democrats to subpoena additional witnesses and documents, extending the impeachment trial and wasting additional taxpayer dollars.
Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said the vote is especially troubling given the upcoming impeachment vote in the Senate.
“Hypocrisy runs deep in the Democrat party, and Gary Peters has proven it with his willingness to nullify the votes of millions of Michiganders,” said Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Instead of siding with the people of Michigan, the Senator claims to ‘represent’, he is choosing to put his party before country in carrying this impeachment torch for the caucus. I have no doubt in my mind that this impeachment trial will be the final straw for the people of our state, who will seek a new U.S. Senator this November.”
Peters, who votes with minority leader Chuck Schumer 95% of the time, is also expected to vote in favor of impeaching President Trump on Wednesday.