Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives impeaching President Trump:

"Today marks the culmination of a highly partisan process that achieved a longstanding goal of many House Democrats: impeaching President Trump.

"It is my hope that the process in the Senate will be fair, unlike the process in the House where the controversial tactics used by Speaker Pelosi and Chairmen Nadler and Schiff broke with bipartisan precedent and denied the president the due process rights afforded to past presidents.

"In a Senate trial, House impeachment managers should be permitted to make their case, and the president's lawyers should be able to make their defense. At the conclusion of these presentations, the Senate can then decide what further steps may be necessary."