SEN. MITCH McCONNELL: The Senate’s fair process will draw a sharp contrast with the unfair and precedent-breaking inquiry that was carried on by the House of Representatives. The House broke with precedent by denying members of the Republican minority the same rights that Democrats had received when they were in the minority back in 1998. Here in the Senate, every single senator will have exactly the same rights and exactly the same ability to ask questions. The House broke with fairness by cutting President Trump’s counsel out of their inquiry to an unprecedented degree. Here in the Senate, the President’s lawyers will finally receive a level playing field with the House Democrats, and will finally be able to present the President’s case. Finally, some fairness. On every point, our straightforward resolution will bring the clarity and fairness that everyone deserves — the President of the United States, the House of Representatives, and the American people.
CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK