Senators Cramer, Hoeven react to vote on impeachment articles

WASHINGTON Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., calls this a tragedy, saying Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed herself in a corner and "to preserve her gavel, she is trying to appease the far left in her caucus, and chaos has ensued."

He hopes for a full, fair process in the Senate to restore the integrity of Congress.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., released this statement after the House voted on articles of impeachment:

“We have the transcript of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky. President Zelensky said he did not feel he was being pressured to do an investigation and the military aid was provided without Ukraine conducting any investigations. The House Democrats’ focus on impeachment has delayed important responsibilities, like passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, addressing our nation’s infrastructure needs and finding ways to work together to reduce prescription drug costs.”