Burgess demands Pelosi let him review impeachment materials

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U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26)

U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-TX), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, sent a letter Tuesday to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi requesting that Congress vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry and permission to review the materials gathered by committees conducting the impeachment investigation.

“Speaker Pelosi is putting politics before the U.S. Constitution,” Burgess said. “Under House Rule XI, clause 2(e), members of the House are granted the right to review any committee records. As a member of the Rules Committee, I will have to vote on whether to bring Articles of Impeachment to the House Floor. It is imperative that I am able to review all the materials gathered supporting or refuting Articles of Impeachment in order to make an informed decision.”

Burgess said in the letter that the Constitution provides Congress the authority along with the historical precedent to authorize an official impeachment inquiry. By having Congressional authorization of an impeachment inquiry, the investigatory powers are strengthened and ensure the rights and participation of the minority party, according to a news release from Burgess’ office. This was granted during both the inquiries for President Nixon and President Clinton.

“By continuing this investigation without providing members of Congress the opportunity to review all materials gathered by the investigating committees, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have lost all credibility and, most tragically, have abdicated their duty to the Constitution and to the American people,” Burgess said.

Burgess represents Texas’ 26th district, including Denton and part of Tarrant counties.

To read the full letter, click here.

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3 Comments

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    Julia Jayne

    You’re right, Burgess is useless. He doesn’t represent all of us, nor does he care to represent us. He should’ve left a long time ago. He needs to be turfed out. He was on “All In’ on MSNBC one night practically crying, acting like Trump is a victim which he is not. All of his trouble has been self-inflicted because of his criminality and incompetence. And Burgess is a toady.

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    Mike

    Well thankfully it takes more than one persons opinion . Who else is ready for politicians to have to work like we all do ?
    I’m talking about if they run on 5 key issues then you better get them taken care of or you’re out . Just like my boss would expect of me . What’s that the other side is making it hard to complete ? Know what ? Stop the crying and work together , get it done or your both out . Tired of these big crybabies taking cash from developers to clear out nature preserves for whatever they want . This is gonna have to get back to “ we the people” our money , our decisions . Do your job or we will find somebody that will !

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    Mary

    Burgess need to go . He is not following the house rules, the Constitution, or his districts, but as one of his voters I Do Not Approve!!!! His performance is no considering all of his district.

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