Steil Urges Speaker Pelosi to Conduct Transparent Impeachment Process

November 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil urges Speaker Pelosi to release full transcripts of all depositions taken since the beginning of the impeachment inquiry in a letter sent today. Steil also urges Speaker Pelosi to commit to making any future deposition transcripts public to the American people and Congress.

“We have a duty to uphold the principles of our Constitution and work responsibly to serve the interests of the American people. This process must be fair and transparent. I ask that Speaker Pelosi immediately releases the full transcripts of all depositions taken since the beginning,” said Steil.  

The full text of the letter is below:

Dear Speaker Pelosi,

I am writing to you to express my concerns that House Democrats continue to conduct their partisan effort to impeach the President out of view of the American public. Though the affirmative House vote on H.Res. 660 was portrayed as a vote for transparency, it is clear that House Democrats intend to avoid a fully open and fair process.

We have a duty to uphold the principles of our Constitution and work responsibly to serve the interests of the American people. Accordingly, this process must be conducted transparently and fairly. I ask that you immediately release the full transcripts of all depositions taken since you pronounced the beginning of an impeachment inquiry on September 24, 2019 and commit to making public all future deposition transcripts.

If any redactions are made to transcripts prior to their publication all Members of the House must be supplied copies of the full and unredacted transcripts, as provided for in House Rule XI, Clause 2(e)(2)(A).

Sincerely,

Bryan Steil