Trump Impeachment

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., pauses to update reporters during a closed-door interview with Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

In response to multiple requests from Idaho reporters, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has issued this statement, through a spokesperson, on the House's impeachment inquiry:

“We are in a very partisan and volatile time in American politics, and the House’s impeachment inquiry has clearly enflamed these ongoing tensions. It’s unproductive to weigh in on each and every development. Rather than commenting on every new piece of information, the senator is monitoring these issues and will comment if and when impeachment proceedings move to the Senate and he has cast his official vote as a juror in those impeachment proceedings. In the meantime, as chairman, he will of course weigh in on the status of and path forward on foreign relations and other matters.”

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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