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Congressman Carter calls impeachment trial 'big political stunt'

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 20:33:31-05

KILLEEN, TX — The heated debate continues as the Senate wraps up the third day of the impeachment trial, prompting nationwide reaction.

25 News caught up with Congressman John Carter (TX-31) for his opinion on the impeachment as he returned from Washington, D.C. and stopped by the Killeen ISD Career Center to talk to local students.

"I think it's a great big political stunt that harms the republic. There are no crimes alleged," said Congressman Carter.

The congressman did not mince words.

"I'm an old trial judge, and let me start off by telling you, in the United States of America, there is no such thing as common law, criminal law. Criminal law has to be statutory. In other words, there has to be a statue that this is against the law," he said.

Congressman Carter says he thinks both charges are not statutory criminal actions.

"It is really not an appropriate action to impeach somebody," he said.